Psych560syllabus.2009

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Psychology 560 Syllabus 1 Psychology 560: Child Psychology Spring, 2009 Professor Jenny Saffran Office: 528 Psychology Office Hrs: 2:00-3:30 Weds. and by appt. Email: jsaffran@wisc.edu Teaching Assistant: Nicole Strang Office: 623 Brogden Office Hrs: 3:30-4:30 Tues. and by appt. Email : nstrang@wisc.edu Is the infant’s world a "blooming, buzzing, confusion" (as per William James), or do infants enter the world prepared to organize and make sense of human physical and social environments? How can we disentangle the contributions of nature and nurture, and then understand how they interact during development? What changes over development, and what remains constant? What are the implications of early development for later adaptation or dysfunction? These and many other questions will be addressed as we venture into the minds of children. Required Textbook : How Children Develop, 2 nd Edition (Siegler, DeLoache, & Eisenberg) [the bundled study guide and readings are free resources for you] Grading for Psychology 560 will be based on one quiz (20 points), two midterms (60 points each), a research project (20 points) and the final exam (80 points), for a total of 240 points. There will be occasional extra credit opportunities. ___________________________________ ___________________________________________ January 20: Overview of the semester, class logistics, etc. ______________________________________________________________________________ January 22: What is development? Chapter 1 ___________________________________ ___________________________________________ January 27: Research methods for developmental psychology Chapter 1 ______________________________________________________________________________ January 29; February 3, 10: Biological foundations Chapter 2 Chapter 3 (to p.115) Chapter 5 (184-194) NO CLASS THURS FEBRUARY 5 ______________________________________________________________________________ February 12: Quiz February 12, 17, 19: Infant sensation, perception, learning Chapter 5 (168-184) Chapter 5 (194-200) Chapter 6 (222-225) Chapter 7 (257-262) ______________________________________________________________________________ February 24: Midterm Exam 1 ______________________________________________________________________________
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Psychology 560 Syllabus 2 February 26; March 3, 5, 10: Cognitive development Chapter 4 Chapter 5 (200-208) Chapter 7 (269-290) Chapter 8 (pages TBA) ___________________________________ ___________________________________________ March 12, 24, 26: Language development Chapter 6 ______________________________________________________________________________ March 31, April 2, April 7:
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