This course is an introduction to the foundations of development from conception through childhood. The course will explore the interdependence among the physical, cognitive, and social domains of development, and will examine various theories and research methods used to understand and study the development of infants and children. Current issues in the field and their impact on the developing child will also be highlighted. Students will be encouraged to investigate and critique recent research and its application. (SUNY-SS)
Prerequisite: PSY 101.
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Service Project (PSY 201-002):
Students will work in groups to create developmentally appropriate learning activities for children. Several activities will be created throughout the semester and donated to local childcare centers and schools for use in classrooms. The focus of these kits will be primarily science and math. (10 hours) S-12