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

Humans would be not the species we are without the ability to connect with others, learn from others, and cooperate in groups. In this lecture course, we look at children’s developing social abilities as an important foundation of human nature. How do we develop as social beings? What are the biological, cultural, and individual factors that influence this development? We will look the development of social behavior from infancy into adolescence, focusing on the types of behaviors that are most relevant at each age. This includes infant attachment, parenting, cultural learning, theory of mind, ingroup-outgroup behavior, cooperative and antisocial behavior, peer interaction and romantic relationships. You will hear about classic findings from psychology, as well as ongoing debates, with many illustrative examples from children and nonhuman primates.

Course Requirements:

Student evaluation: 2 exams, 2 3-page term papers, Class participation

Class Format:

Lecture and discussion

PSYCH 353 - Social Development
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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