PSYCH 353 - Social Development
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 250.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will explore the social, emotional and physical development of children in the broader social context. The class will identify the various influences on a child's development by looking at individual child factors (temperament, resiliency, gender); the role of parents and the extended family, as well as exploring the impact of the broader community (schools, peers, social services). The class will also investigate cultural and historical events which impact the social development of the child. Specific topics to be covered include: bonding and attachment; gender role development; peer relationships; the role of the media; day-care; divorce; death; children with disabilities; poverty and traumatic life events.

Course Requirements:

Students will take two in-class exams which will be multiple choice and essay format. Students will complete two or three written assignments which require the application of course concepts (3-5 pages each).

Class Format:

This is a lecture only course

PSYCH 353 - Social Development
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9780061711534
Cinderella ate my daughter : dispatches from the front lines of the new girlie-girl culture, Author: Peggy Orenstein., Publisher: Harper 1st Harper
ISBN: 9780385528207
The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates, Author: Wes Moore., Publisher: Spiegel & Grau Trade Paperbacks 2011 Spieg 2011
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