PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Fall 2018, Section 017 - The Meaning of Play in Early Childhood
Instruction Mode: Section 017 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Cost:
<50
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in Psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Play is an essential aspect of early childhood learning and development. Called “the work of childhood” research has demonstrated the importance of play—linking play with language, motor, cognitive, and social development. Children come to understand their world through interaction with others, which often take the form of games such as “Peek-a-Boo” or “Simon Says”. While these games may seem like simple fun on the surface, they are helping children develop one of the most important skills we use throughout our lives—emotion regulation. Similarly, pretend play may seem like something that comes easily to young children, but requires a combination of sophisticated social and emotional skills, such as empathy and cooperation. This type of play also allows children to “try on” different personas, reenact and understand events that may have confused or frightened them, and offers them a way to critically examine the world around them. These are just two types of play that result in major benefits for children. This course will explore many aspects of play including the history of play, play cross-culturally, how play is influenced by privilege and diversity, and play as intervention.

Course Requirements:

This course will consist of weekly lectures, readings and discussions based on empirical literature and supplementary material. Students will be asked to engage with and reflect on the material through participation in and leading of class discussions, weekly reading responses, longer “reflection papers” on assigned topics, and a final project proposed by the student that will evolve throughout the semester.

Schedule

PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
26020
Open
1
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
24816
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
28137
Open
1
 
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M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: PSYCH 401-011 topic title: The Self and Identity. VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTION HERE: http://myumi.ch/J7pAA
012 (SEM)
 In Person
28138
Open
4
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
013 (SEM)
 In Person
31415
Open
4
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
014 (SEM)
 In Person
28139
Open
2
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
015 (SEM)
 In Person
28140
Open
5
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: PSYCH 401-015 topic title: Intimate Partner Violence: Causal Theories & Clinical Treatments. VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTION HERE: http://myumi.ch/J7pAA
016 (SEM)
 In Person
31416
Open
5
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: PSYCH 401-016 topic title: Identity and Stigma in Society. Meets in the Pillsbury Room, EH. VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTION HERE: http://myumi.ch/J7pAA
017 (SEM)
 In Person
31417
Open
1
1PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: PSYCH 401-017 meets in the Pillsbury Room, EH
018 (SEM)
 In Person
31418
Open
1
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
019 (SEM)
 In Person
31419
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
020 (SEM)
 In Person
32505
Open
3
 
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM

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