PSYC213 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Updated: 22 April 2010
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study Online Level
Armidale Semester 2 Off Campus D - Comp/internet essential
Armidale Semester 2 On Campus D - Comp/internet essential
Intensive School(s)
Start Finish Attendance Notes
14 September 2010 16 September 2010 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites PSYC101 and PSYC102 or for GradDipSocSc and BAudiometry students only: PSYC101
Co-requisites GradDipSocSc and BAudiometry students only: PSYC102
Restrictions PSYC313
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Jennifer Loh (mloh4@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit, on the psychology of the developing person, will cover the social-emotional, perceptual, cognitive, and behavioural changes that occur during the life span. The unit is presented via lectures and additional seminars, required class practicals and/or experiments.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Human Development

ISBN: 9780073370163
Papalia, D.E., Olds, S.W. and Feldman, R.D., McGraw Hill Irwin 11th ed. 2009

Text refers to: Semester 2, On and Off Campus

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology

ISBN: 9780470811238
Burton, L.J., Wiley 2nd ed. 2006

Note: The 3rd edition of Burton (ISBN 97817421664908) can be used or O'Shea's Writing for Psychology (ISBN 9780170128544) can be used instead of Burton.

Text refers to: Semester 2, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Mandatory Online Quiz 1 5%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1-2, 4 and 6

Mandatory Online Quiz 2 5%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1-2, 4 and 6

Mandatory Online Quiz 3 5%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1-2, 4 and 6

Mandatory Online Quiz 4 5%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1-2, 4 and 6

Practical Report 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Practical report

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1-2, 4 and 6

Final Examination 2 hrs 60%
Assessment Notes

Multiple choice and short answer questions

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1-2, 4 and 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a knowledge of theories and research findings in developmental psychology;
  2. show an understanding of applied infant, child, adolescent and adult development issues.
  3. show an understanding of the theories of Freud, Erikson, Bowlby, Ainsworth, Harlow, Main and Baumrind.

Graduate Attributes (GA)
Attribute Taught Assessed Practised
1
Knowledge of a Discipline

Developmental psychology topics central to psychology are taught in this unit. Students have opportunities to practise applying this knowledge in tutorials and discussions.The examination and quizzes assess students' knowledge.

True True True
2
Communication Skills

The entire unit is designed to help you to improve your verbal and written communication skills. These skills will be applicable in your personal as well as your professional life. Your written and verbal communications will be developed and assessed through your participation in tutorials and through the written assignments.

True True True
3
Global Perspectives

This unit takes an international perspective, with a number of sections addressing cultural variations as individuals develop across their life span.

True True
4
Information Literacy

The laboratory work in this unit includes the application of fundamental developmental psychology principles. This will improve your ability to access and critically interpret research data from peer-reviewed journals and other published sources.

True True True
5
Life-Long Learning

You will acquire the skills to apply fundamental developmental psychology principles to ?real-world? behaviours and situations. You will become aware of additional principles and research findings that you could explore in future years.

True
6
Problem Solving

The lecture and laboratory material will provide opportunities for you to develop competent problem-solving skills.

True True True
7
Social Responsibility

Psychology as a discipline of study places great emphasis on ethical procedures. It also deals with a wide range of issues affecting the human condition. The unit instills an awareness of the social responsibility of the psychologist.

True
8
Team Work

Some of the lab exercises require the class to work in small groups via the discussion page.

True