Mar 25, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

PSYC-285 Child Psychology

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0.  Pre-requisite: PSYC-281  
The study of human development from the prenatal stage through adolescence, stressing factors that influence physical, cognitive, and personality development. Attention will also be given to the development of language, gender, and social relationships.

Course Outcomes
  1. Identify the changes that take place in the physical development of a child from prenatal development through adolescence.
  2. Summarize the changes in sensory and perceptual development that occur throughout infancy.
  3. Compare and contrast the different theoretical approaches to language development.
  4. Explain the sequence and changes in language development that occur throughout childhood.
  5. Describe the changes that take place in the cognitive development of a child, with an emphasis on Piaget’s theory of cognitive development.
  6. Differentiate among the many theoretical explanations of personality development in a child.
  7. Explain how children develop a sense of self and go on to develop relationships with others.
  8. Compare and contrast the four parenting styles and know which is generally deemed most effective as it relates to child development.
  9. Evaluate the effects of external influences on child development (e.g., divorce, daycare, early education, siblings, culture, etc.).
  10. Define various methods of observation and utilize these methods to collect data.