Advanced Developmental Psychology

Advanced Developmental Psychology
Major research in developmental psychology, emphasizing theory, content, and methodology.
PSYCH
520
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 320 & PSYCH 321 & PSYCH 322; or equivalent; or instructor's consent.
 Taught 
Course Outcomes

1. Understand the developmental perspective

Students will extend their understanding of and appreciation for the developmental perspective.

Measurement: Take-home essay examinations and reaction papers based on the assigned textbook reading. Lead class discussions.

2. Explain multifinality and equifinality

Students will explain how similar experiences can lead to different outcomes (multifinality) and how similar outcomes can arise from different starting points (equifinality).

Measurement: Take-home essay examinations and reaction papers based on the assigned textbook reading. Lead class discussions.

3. Justify claim that phenotypes have developmental history

Students will justify the claim that all phenotypic outcomes, including behaviors, have a developmental history.

Measurement: Take-home essay exams and reaction papers based on the assigned textbook reading. Lead class discussions.