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2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 655 - Child and Adolescent Development (3 Credits)

Prerequisite(s): 9 credits of core courses
This course will familiarize students with the field of child and adolescent development. Students will be engaged in reviewing, summarizing, discussing and interpreting research from the developmental field. During the second part of the course, students will be encouraged to draw parallels and identify the similar and different principles of development that apply to childhood and adolescence. Drawing on Arnett’s notion of a dynamic approach, we will be approaching the field from a cultural-historical perspective. Students will be engaged in various activities to apply the knowledge of the developmental field to real-life settings, such as family contexts, educational and other institutional settings, including the use of psychometric tools in assessing children and adolescents.