PSYCH 456 - Human Infancy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 250.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to the study of infant development in the first three years of life. The physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional growth of the human infant and the contexts (e.g., genes, families, childcare, and the media) that influence their development. The goal is to provide a survey of the major issues, central theories, and dominant research methods used to study human infants.

Students are encouraged to think critically about the theory and research on infancy and to integrate this knowledge with their own observations of human behavior. Moreover, students are asked to consider the practical implications of current research in the field of developmental psychology for child-rearing and social policy.

Course Requirements:

In this course, we use a multi-dimensional approach to learning in which various methods are used to convey information (e.g., lectures, discussion, text, films) and test knowledge (e.g., exams, papers, presentations). Learning is viewed as a process through which the student is an active participant—not just a passive recipient.

Intended Audience:

An advisory prerequisite for this class is PSYCH 250 or a similar introductory child development course.

Class Format:

As an advanced course in psychology, this class will be structured around both lecture and discussion.

PSYCH 456 - Human Infancy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0205734197
Infancy : from birth to age 3, Author: Dana Gross., Publisher: Prentice Hall 2nd ed. 2010
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