DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY2DEV

2020

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Use library resources, databases, and peer-reviewed journal articles to investigate developmental research questions relevant to individuals at different stages of the lifespan.
03. Evaluate and apply research methods to investigate a variety of developmental research questions relevant to individuals at different stages of the lifespan and from diverse cultural backgrounds.
04. Develop and apply knowledge of current developmental research findings to interpret data, generate hypotheses, and reach evidence-based conclusions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One hour multiple choice question exam (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Laboratory Report Part 1: Aim and Hypotheses (300-words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Laboratory Report Part 2: Complete Report (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Online quizzes x 5 (12 minutes per quiz, 1,000-words equivalent total) 6% each in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One hour multiple choice question exam (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Laboratory Report Part 1: Aim and Hypotheses (300-words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Laboratory Report Part 2: Complete Report (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Online quizzes x 5 (12 minutes per quiz, 1,000-words equivalent total) 6% each in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One hour multiple choice question exam (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Laboratory Report Part 1: Aim and Hypotheses (300-words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Laboratory Report Part 2: Complete Report (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Online quizzes x 5 (12 minutes per quiz, 1,000-words equivalent total) 6% each in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4