DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY2DEV

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn about developmental psychology from the earliest period of prenatal development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood and older age. Through lectures, required reading, and online activities students will be introduced to the key theories and research in developmental psychology, and will use these to think about how each aspect of development lays the foundation for the next phase and the importance of context for development. Online activities and quizzes, and tutorials will provide students with the opportunity to apply understanding of developmental psychology to research questions, case studies, and students own development. Students will also contribute to and write up a research lab study report related to a key concept in developmental psychology.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZHOT, HZHOTB, HZHOTW, HZHOTM, HZHOTS and no other rule applies; OR Must have passed (PSY1EFP or PSY1PYA) and (PSY1CFP or PSY1PYB).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY2PYA, PSY2PYB, PSY3PYA, PSY3PYB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Acquire an understanding of the major milestones and stages of human lifespan development and related key concepts to critically analyse cases and research in developmental psychology.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial class exercises, online activities and quizzes. Summative: Examination questions.

02. Use library resources, databases, and peer-reviewed journal articles to investigate developmental research questions relevant to individuals at different stages of the lifespan.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial class exercises, online activities and quizzes, Lab Report Part 1. Summative: Lab Report Part 2, examination questions.

03. Evaluate and apply research methods to investigate a variety of developmental research questions relevant to individuals at different stages of the lifespan.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial class exercises, online activities and quizzes, Lab Report Part 1. Summative: Lab report Part 2.

04. Develop and apply knowledge of current developmental research findings to interpret data, generate hypotheses, and reach evidence-based conclusions.

Activities:
Formative: Lab Report Part 1, online quizzes. Summative: Lab Report Part 2, examination questions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hour multiple choice question exam (1000 words equiv)25 01, 02, 04
Laboratory Report Part 1: Aim and Hypotheses (300 words)10 02, 03, 04
Laboratory Report Part 2: Complete Report (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04
Online quizzes x 5 (12 minutes per quiz, 1000 words equivalent total)6% each in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 & 1130 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hour multiple choice question exam (1000 words equiv)25 01, 02, 04
Laboratory Report Part 1: Aim and Hypotheses (300 words)10 02, 03, 04
Laboratory Report Part 2: Complete Report (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04
Online quizzes x 5 (12 minutes per quiz, 1000 words equivalent total)6% each in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 & 1130 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hour multiple choice question exam (1000 words equiv)25 01, 02, 04
Laboratory Report Part 1: Aim and Hypotheses (300 words)10 02, 03, 04
Laboratory Report Part 2: Complete Report (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04
Online quizzes x 5 (12 minutes per quiz, 1000 words equivalent total)6% each in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 & 1130 01, 02, 03, 04