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PS218 - Developmental Psychology

  • Module code: PS218
  • Module name: Developmental Psychology
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module builds on the first year developmental module of Psychology in Context by exploring current research in infancy, childhood and adolescence. The key findings in Developmental Psychology will be linked to examples from atypical development and education. The module is necessarily selective and focuses primarily on cognitive and social development in childhood. Students should be aware of links with the adult cognitive and social psychological literature, particularly in the areas of reasoning, language and social relationships.

Principal learning outcomes

"At the end of the module students should be able to: Understand classical and contemporary theoretical views of child development; Describe and evaluate the main findings in cognitive developmental psychological research; Describe and evaluate the main findings in social developmental psychological research; Show an understanding of how different influences interact in development. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Length of module: 12 weeks. One lecture per week; one seminar per fortnight. Attendance at lectures and seminars is compulsory.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PS218-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed work 33%
  2-hour examination (Summer) 67%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART-YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Psychology (C800) - Year 2
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 2
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Psychology with Linguistics (C802) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 2