1. Course Title: Developmental Psychology
2. Course Code: DSS10621
3. Instructor: Ip Sau Mei Vitti, Ph. D. Phone: 3442-8845 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: AC(2) 5324 (Inside DSS General Office)
4. Textbook: Kail, R. V. & Cavanaugh, J. C. (2013). Human development: A life-span view (6th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
5. Course Aims and Objectives:
The aim of this course is to provide students with an overview of contemporary psychological approaches to the understanding of human development across the life span. Students will learn the physical, mental, emotional and social development of individuals and understand the factors which influence the developmental processes.
Upon completing the course, students should be able to: 1. describe the dynamics of the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that influence the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and moral development of human beings; 2. explain the major concepts and theories of human development; 3. explain the differences between the developmental tasks of infancy, early, middle and later adulthood with particular emphasis on the cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development; 4. describe the interaction between heredity and environment on human development; and, 5. identify the major research methods and designs in the study of life-span development.
6. Units: 3
7. Level: A1
8. Teaching Patterns:
Duration of course: 1 semester
Weekly lecture of two hours duration, followed by two-hours by-weekly tutorial
Grading Pattern: Standard (A+, A-, A, B+,B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, F)
Tutorial Participation: 10%
Group Presentation: 15%
Individual written Paper 20%
Examination 40% __________ 100%
11. Pre-requisite(s): Nil