Psych 214 developmental psychology infancy and childhood (queens college syllabus winter

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  • 1. Psych 214: Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood Razran 343. M-F 1:00-4:13 Rob Steger Office: RZ 268 Office Hours: by appointment E-mail: Required Text:  Laura E. Berk (2011). Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood (7th Edition). Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson. Blackboard:  Class Lectures Power Points will be posted on blackboard. LecturesTextbook will supplement Power Points. Course Objectives:  Developmental Psychology is the study of behavioral change across the lifespan. In this course, we will focus on developmental changes that take place from conception through childhood. We will examine several aspects of these changes including the major milestones of development in various domains, classic and modern theories of development, and approaches to research in developmental psychology. Requirements/Grading:  Exams: There will be four exams given: These exams will cover the material in the assigned textbook and lectures.  Your three highest exam grades will be averaged and a percentage grade will be calculated. . NO make-ups will be given since lowest grade is being dropped. Cheating:  Academic dishonesty of any form will not be tolerated. Penalties for cheating can range from a failing grade for an assignment or exam to a failing grade in the course. Additional disciplinary action is also possible through Queens College. Please consult the CUNY policy on academic integrity for additional information ( Cell Phones:  Turn cell phones off or set to vibrate, no texting as it is disruptive to other students. Attendance:  Regardless of your attendance, you are responsible for knowing EVERYTHING that was covered in class. This includes any changes made to the syllabus. Arriving late to class is disruptive to your classmates. Please arrive to class on time.
  • 2. Tentative Class Schedule Date Topic Reading W 1/2 History, Theory & Research Strategies + Genetic and Environmental Foundations Ch 1-2 Th 1/3 Prenatal Development Ch 3 F 1/4 Birth and the Newborn Baby Ch 4 M 1/7 **Exam 1: Chapters 1-4 T 1/8 Physical Development in Infancy & Toddlerhood Ch 5 W 1/9 Cognitive Development in Infancy & Toddlerhood Ch 6 Th 1/10 Emotional & Social Development in Infancy & Toddlerhood Ch 7 F 1/11 **Exam 2: Chapters 5-7 M 1/14 Physical Development in Early Childhood Ch 8 T 1/15 Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Ch 9 W 1/16 Emotional & Social Development in Early Childhood Ch 10 Th 1/17 Exam 3: Chapters 8-10 F 1/18 Physical Development in Middle Childhood Ch 11 M 1/21 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Ch 12 T 1/22 Emotional & Social Development in Middle Childhood Ch 13 W 1/23 Exam 4: Chapters 11-13