1. Theories and research in human development
Students will describe current theories and research in human development from pre-natal development through late childhood, demonstrating an understanding of developmental processes that lead to normative development, including perceptual, cognitive, biological, genetic, and social domains, as well as factors that lead to psychopathology and mental illness.
Measurement: Multiple choice tests, quizzes.
2. Assess and critique a key issue
Students will assess and critique a key issue in a group format presented to the class.
Measurement: Assessment of presentation.
3. Integrate current research studies
Students will assess critical issues in early childhood development, integrating current research studies on topics in developmental psychology.
Measurement: APA style paper.