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This module investigates developmental psychology with a focus on contemporary debates about changes to biological, cognitive, and emotional elements of psychological functioning. Selected theories will be examined in depth thus allowing for critical understanding of the relationship between empirical data and theories in developmental psychology
Topics to be covered by this module include:
Introduction to understanding human development
Epistemological, cultural and political debates around the psychology of human development.
Contemporary aspects of biological, cognitive, and emotional development.
Selected developmental disorders their etiology and possible treatments
A student passing this module should be able to:
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