dev_psy_syllabus_2009 - PSYCH 2090/7090 - Developmental...

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PSYCH 2090/7090 - Developmental Psychology Spring 2009 MW 2:55 – 4:10 Uris Auditorium “[I]t is upon the insight into method that the scientific spirit depends and if these methods were lost then all the results of science could not prevent a renewed triumph of superstition and nonsense.” -- Friedrich Nietzsche Instructor: Michael Goldstein Phone: 255 - 6392 E-mail: mhg26 @cornell.edu Office: Uris 242 Office hours: MW 4:15 – 5:15, also by appointment. Teaching Assistants Email Office hours Kat Agres kra9@cornell.com Th 1:00 – 2:30 Daniel Keys djk54@cornell.edu W 12:45 – 1:45; Th 12:00 – 1:00 Rachel Ryan rmr238@cornell.edu W 1:45 – 2:45; F 1:30 – 2:30 Class Blackboard site: http://blackboard.cornell.edu/ The code to access the course Blackboard site is devpsych2009 (enter the code after looking up the course and clicking the "enroll" button). On the website you will find required readings, assignments, copies of my lecture slides, and links to useful information. Required Text: Cole, M., Cole, S. R., & Lightfoot, C. (2005). The Development of Children, 5 th ed. New York, NY: Worth Publishers. Course Objectives: Developmental psychologists examine behavioral and biological changes as they occur over the entire lifespan. Their investigations into mechanisms of developmental change span biological, behavioral, and cultural levels of organization. In this course we will often take a comparative approach, examining development as it occurs in different species, to understand the underlying mechanisms. Our tasks are 1) to identify the major milestones of development in various domains (e.g. perceptual, motor, cognitive, social) and 2) to use research and theory to understand the mechanisms by which developmental change occurs. The major requirements of the course (summarized in the table below) will assess both your mastery of the course material (lecture and reading) and your ability to integrate the material by making connections between different developmental areas.
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2 Grading: Evaluations will be based on a 100-point system, broken down as follows: Major requirement % of grade Research paper: “Observing development in action” (undergraduates only) 15% Assignments (undergraduates only): 1. Developmental niche 2. Infant cognition 3. Speech to children 4. Socialization and gender 15%, based on average of the four scores Discussion questions ( graduate students only ) 10% Research proposal ( graduate students only ) 20% Preliminary Exam 1 20% Preliminary Exam 2 25% Final exam 25% I will calculate letter grades as follows: A+ = 100-97 A = 96.9-93 A- = 92.9-90 B+ = 89.9-87 B = 86.9-83 B- = 82.9-80 C+ = 79.9-77 C = 76.9-73 C- = 72.9-70 D+ = 69.9-67 D = 66.9-63 D- = 62.9-60 F = 59.9-0 Exams : The exams will cover material from lectures, readings, assignments, and audio/video examples. They typically include a mix of multiple choice, short
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