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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2004

PSY 304 • Intro to Child Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42385 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
NOA 1.116
GORA

Course Description

This course will cover physical, social and cognitive development from conception to early adolescence. The focus of this course will be to present a framework for understanding how newborn behavior evolves to become more adult-like over time. Topics will include sensation and perception, concept generation, language acquisition, attachment, aggression, gender roles and more.

Grading Policy

Grades will be based on four exams and four small written assignments. Exams will cover material from lecture, text, films and handouts and will be multiple choice in format. The written assignments will involve reading handouts, watching films, or making informal observations of children and commenting on your experience (2 pages double spaced). The written assignments will be designed to help students put theory into practice and will sum to the point equivalent of one exam.

Texts

Siegler, DeLoache & Eisenberg (2003). How Children Develop (1st Edition). Bedford, Freeman, Worth Publishing.

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