NS7015: Human Development

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NS7015: Human Development

Module Title Human Development
Module Code NS7015
Module Tutor Michel Druey
School School of Natural and Social Sciences
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

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

Indicative Syllabus

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

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Show a critical understanding of the approaches and associated key theories applied to the study of human development.
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of current research and key theories in developmental psychology.
  3. Display critical understanding of research methods used in developmental research.
  4. Critically evaluate psychological research into and theories about developmental psychology.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3000 words
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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