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

Fall 2003

PSY 333N • Cognitive Development-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41065 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
NOA 1.116
WOOLLEY

Course Description

This course provides an advanced introduction to the development of children's thinking, from infancy through the elementary school years. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with theory and research on cognitive development in children. Topics include Piagetian theory, Information Processing theory, language development, conceptual development, social cognition, memory.

Grading Policy

Two exams (Midterm and Final): 40% (20% each) Term Paper (10-15 pp.): 30% Reaction papers (total of 7, 1 p. each): 20% Class Participation: 10%

Texts

Siegler, R.S. Children's Thinking. 3rd ed.

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