University of Technology Sydney

96631 Developmental Psychology

6cp; 3 hpw (1 hr lecture; 1 hr preparation; 1 hr tutorial) plus an additional 7 hpw self-directed study
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Psychological, biological, social, and cultural factors influence developmental changes in the brain, behaviour, and mental processes. From embryo to older age, the brain and human mind continue to grow, develop and change. In this subject, students gain a multidimensional understanding of psychological development across the lifespan, from babies and children to adolescence, adulthood, and into older age. Students learn about developmental disorders as well as healthy ageing and cognitive decline. Through practical exercises and team projects, they develop interpersonal skills, reflecting on the value of interacting sensitively with people of diverse abilities and backgrounds.

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