Development &Psychopathology

Term: Spring 2013

Subject Code: GPSY

Course Number: 6281

The goal of this course is to give you an understanding of child development across the lifespan from prenatal stages, to infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, and through adulthood. Key theoretical and methodological issues that have defined the field and links between cognitive and affective basis of behavior as typified by typical and atypical development will be highlighted. There will be an emphasis on providing an integrative approach that will bring together scientific study in the fields of genetics, psychobiology, and social-emotional functioning. An objective of this course will be the development of analytic thinking in order to become critical consumers of the scientific literature and consolidate the use of a keen critical eye in evaluating the study of development.

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