Advanced Developmental Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology

Course code PSYC3700Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

The course PSYC3700 is part of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council's accredited sequence and is a core course in the B Psychology (Honours).

It builds on basic knowledge of developmental psychology and psychopathology covered in PSYC1010 and provides in depth coverage of basic principles and theories of physical, cognitive, social and personality changes that occur across the lifespan, as well as specialised topics in these areas.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course will:
1. provide an introduction to the science of studying developmental psychology;
2. provide an overview of the basic principles and theories that describe the physical, cognitive, social and personality changes that occur across the lifespan.
3. demonstrate the links between theoretical assumptions and applied aspects of developmental psychology:
4. develop skills in critical thinking relating to topical issues in lifespan psychology
ContentThis course will generally:
* Introduce methodological and ethical issues specific to research with children, and provide basic training in assessing and studying children;
* Introduce methods for studying development at different life stages;
* Examine changes in physical, cognitive, social and emotional processes that occur over the lifespan;
* Review the theoretical explanations for such changes;
* Use the developmental psychopathology framework to demonstrate complex interaction of factor affecting both typical and atypical development.
* Cover issues in diagnosis and classification of childhood and adolescent mental disorders.
Replacing Course(s)PSYC3130
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents considering enrolling in this 3000 level course should have successfully completed all the first year units and at least half the second year units of the degree program in which they are enrolled, in order to have sufficient requisite knowledge, understanding and generic skills.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Other: (please specify)Group project and presentation.
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC3700