PHS PHS340 - Child and Adolescent Development

(Credits: 3)

This course will provide an overview of psychological theory as it pertains to infancy, child development, and adolescence.  The course will review the history of child psychology and the influence of factors such as heredity, prenatal factors, environment, learning and educational opportunities, and culture on social-emotional development, personality and behavior of the individual during childhood and adolescence.  Historical trends will be reviewed in terms of popular psychological paradigms and current research.