The aim of this unit is to enhance students' understanding of human psychological development across the lifespan and within a cultural context. This includes a study of perspectives and research relating to physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception to late adulthood. Cultural influences will be applied to the study of all aspects of development, and at all life stages.
APP1012 - Psychology 1A
APP1013 - Psychology 1B
|1.||Contextualise psychological perspectives of developmental issues and interventions;|
|2.||Critically reflect upon and discuss issues related to the cultural influences on development;|
|3.||Articulate key features of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development across the lifespan; and|
|4.||Critique major developmental theories and research.|
|Case Study||Assessment of a community issue using developmental psychology (800 words)||20%|
|Test||Test on content covered in first half of unit (1 hour)||20%|
|Essay||Essay on current developmental psychology issue (1500 words)||40%|
|Test||Test on content covered in second half of unit (1 hour)||20%|
Human development: A cultural approach. 3rd ed
Arnett, J., Chapin, L., & Brownlow, C 2019
Melbourne/ Pearson Australia
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