Developmental and Child Psychology. Academic Program Description


A program that focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of individuals from infancy through adulthood. Includes instruction in cognitive and perceptual development, emotional development, personality development, the effects of biological maturation on behavior, theories of cognitive growth and related research methods, testing and assessment methods for different age levels, research on child and adolescent behavior therapy, and the psychology of aging. Note ( Family and Human Development Studies/Individual and Family Development Studies, General, have been integrated into Developmental and Child Psychology because the definitions are virtually the same for the two programs.


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