PSY 2 Patterns in Human Development.

Throughout life, our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors change. How does our biological makeup interact with our physical and social surroundings to contribute to our actions and abilities? A scientific approach to developmental psychology requires us to think critically in examining theories and research and to understand the contexts in which we develop and the contexts in which theories and research are conducted. In this thematic sequence, you will engage with other learners as you reflect on ideas about why we develop the way we do. Such reflection provides an informed basis for acting on issues affecting infants, children, adolescents, and their families in diverse contexts.

Prerequisite: PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (4) (MPF), or EDP 101 Critical Issues in the Psychology of the Learner (3) (MPF).

1. PSY 231 Developmental Psychology (3); and

2. PSY 332 Child Development (3), or
FSW 281 Child Development in Diverse Families (3); and

3. PSY 331 Infant Development (3), or
PSY 333 Adolescent Development (3), or
FSW 481 Adolescent Development in Diverse Families (3)

Note: Not open to majors in the Department of Psychology. Majors in the Department of Educational Psychology and Department of Family Studies and Social Work must choose a minimum of nine hours outside their department of major.

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