PSYCH 355 - Cognitive Development
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 250.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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This course will be devoted to children’s thinking and intellectual growth, from infancy through adolescence. We will examine questions such as: How do babies think? How does language affect thought? How do we remember, organize, and explain the world differently, over development? What are the best ways to teach children academic topics such as reading and mathematics? When do children learn to distinguish right from wrong? How do individual and cultural differences affect children's reasoning? Does technology change how children learn?
Topics include: memory, attention, concepts and categories, language, problem-solving, moral reasoning, reading, mathematics, imagination, social bases of learning, atypical development, and cultural differences.

Course Requirements:

Basis of student evaluation: three non-cumulative exams, keeping a journal, and a final term project (10-12 pages).

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Class Format:

The course is a lecture format, but discussion is strongly encouraged. There is a required text book that will also be placed on library reserve, as well as downloadable readings.


PSYCH 355 - Cognitive Development
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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