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Developmental Psychology (244-0-20)


Leoandra Elaine Rogers

Meeting Info

Swift Hall 107: Tues, Thurs 2:00PM - 3:20PM

Overview of class

The focus of this course is human development from infancy through adolescence. Students will learn how culture and context influence the development of perception, cognition, language, identity, and social interaction. The course considers perspectives and methods in developmental research. As each new topic is introduced, students are encouraged to think critically about the assumptions and methods that underlie research on particular issues, and how to apply such research to real-world issues. The discussion sections will allow students to consider how theory and research are relevant in specific domains and will generally focus on more applied issues.

Registration Requirements


Teaching Method

Lecture and discussion sections

Evaluation Method

Weekly written discussion questions, applied assignments, and a final project

Class Materials (Required)

Class Materials (Required):
Lightfoot, C., Cole, M., & Cole, S. R. (2018). The development of children, 8th Edition. Worth Publishers: New York, NY. ISBN: 9781464178863
List Price: $62.00

Tatum, B. D. (2017). "Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" And other conversations about race. New York, NY: Basic Books. ISBN-13: 978-0465060689
List Price: $11.00

Class Attributes

Social & Behavioral Sciences Distro Area

Associated Classes

DIS - Annenberg Hall G30: Fri 11:00AM - 11:50AM

DIS - Elder Hall 030 Seminar Room: Fri 12:00PM - 12:50PM

DIS - Annenberg Hall G32: Fri 1:00PM - 1:50PM

DIS - Elder Hall 030 Seminar Room: Fri 2:00PM - 2:50PM