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Developmental Psychology Professor : S. Shanker TA: J. Burman
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2 Course Requirements Textbook : Berk, L.E. & Shanker, S.G. Child Development: Canadian Edition . Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Course Requirements : 20%: Weekly quizzes on the reading for that week. 20%: First Mid-Term Test 25%: Second Mid-Term Test 35%: Final Exam
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3 Lecture Schedule Sept. 4: Introduction to Developmental Psychology (Ch. 1) 11: Theories and Methods (Ch. 2) 18: Biological Development (Ch. 3) 25: Infancy (Ch. 4) Oct. 2: Self and Social Development (Ch. 11) 9: NO CLASS 16: Information Processing (Ch. 7) 23: TEST 30: Intelligence (Ch. 8) Nov 06: Language Development (Ch. 9) 13: Cognitive Development (Ch. 6) 20: TEST 27: Emotional Development (Ch. 10) FINAL EXAM: Date to be Announced
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4 Aspects of Development 1. Physical 2. Neurobiological 3. Emotional 4. Social 5. Communication/language 6. Cognitive 7. Moral Are these aspects of child development separate, or interrelated?
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5 The Goals of Developmental Psychology Can we develop a roadmap of healthy and unhealthy mental development Can we use this roadmap to enhance all of the Aspects of Development? Can we use this roadmap to Identify challenges in young children and help return them to a healthy developmental trajectory
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6 Neural Plasticity 1.All parts of the brain change as a result of experience, but not all parts of the brain are equally plastic 2.Parts of the brain that are highly plastic at birth
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2009 for the course PSYC 2110 taught by Professor Shanker during the Spring '09 term at York University.

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