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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 133B Cognitive Development Spring 2011 Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 –12:15 Franz 1178 Instructor: Dr. Catherine Sandhofer Office: 2253B Franz Hall Phone: 310-825-0624 e-mail: Office Hours: Fridays 10:00 -12:00 Teaching Assistant: Jin Kim Office: 2327 Franz Hall e-mail: Office hours: Wednesdays 4:00 – 6:00 Undergraduate Course Assistant: Benjamin Kheiri e-mail: Office hours: Wednesdays 10:00-1:00 in Franz 2567A Weekly Review Sessions: Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 in Franz 6461 Course Description This course provides an overview of the major research findings and theories on the development of children's thinking. It examines the processes through which development occurs, as well as the nature of the changes in language, perception, memory, conceptual understanding, and problem solving that mark cognitive development. Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, you should 1) know the major theories of cognitive development, 2) have an understanding of the course content (what we know about cognitive development) through understanding the research studies that give rise to that content, and 3) know some of the methodologies specific to research with infants and children. Text Required: Siegler, R. S. & Alibali, M. W. (2005). Children’s Thinking Fourth Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. IBSN 0131113844. Copies are on reserve at College Library. Readings should be completed prior to the class for which they have been assigned. Course webpage Slides are provided to assist in taking notes, and are not a substitution for coming to class. Slides posted are subject to change at any time. Contacting me The most reliable way to reach me is to come to my office hours. I try to answer all email within 48 hours. Academic Integrity UCLA is a community of scholars. In this community, all members including faculty, staff and students alike are responsible for maintaining standards of academic honesty. As a student and member of the University community, you are here to get an education and are, therefore, expected to demonstrate integrity in your academic endeavors. You are evaluated on your own merits. Cheating or other kinds of academic dishonesty are considered unacceptable behavior and will result in formal disciplinary proceedings usually resulting in suspension or dismissal. Examinations There will be 4 exams (3 non-cumulative exams and 1 cumulative final). All exams will have 33 multiple-choice questions. You will receive 3 points for each question that is answered correctly (99 total) and 1 point for filling out your name, id number, and form number correctly on the scantron sheet. I will count your scores on the 3 exams in which you score the highest. If you are happy with your scores on the first three exams you may opt to take a 0 on the cumulative final exam and I will drop that score. Make-up exams will not be offered under any circumstances. Review Sessions Review sessions will be held the day before each midterm exam - room and time to be announced. These sessions will be structured around student questions submitted prior to the session. Please email any review questions to be addressed to the TA by 5pm the day before the review session. We will discuss the most common questions during the review. Attendance at review sessions is optional. Assignment: You need to complete and turn in 1 assignment during the quarter. No late assignments will be accepted. An assignment turned in after the due date will not be graded. Grading Exams Assignment: 300 points (100 points x 3 exams) 50 points Grades will be based on the total percentage you receive for the quarter using the following scale: A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF = 100 – 97% = 96 – 93% = 92 – 90% = 89 – 87% = 86 – 83% = 82 – 80% = 79 – 77% = 76 – 73% = 72 – 70% = 69 – 67% = 66 – 63% = 62 – 60% = < 59% Complaints about grades must be submitted in writing on paper (not email), within 7 days of the grades being posted. Grades are not negotiable. The only grade changes that will be considered will be miscalculations of scores/scantron errors There is no extra credit. If you turn in more than one assignment we will only grade your first submission. You cannot receive a grade based on need or want – your grade can only be based on your performance during the course. There are no exceptions. Week 1 Tu 3/29/11 Th 3/31/11 Week 2 Tu 4/5/11 Introduction/Brain Dev No class meeting Reading pp 2-25 Piaget Core Knowledge Info Processing 26-46 46- 64 65 -75 Selection theories Socio cultural Socio cultural 92-106 107-118 118-132 Week 4 Tu 4/19/11 Th 4/21/11 EXAM 1 Perceptual dev 141-166 Week 5 Tu 4/267/11 Th 4/28/11 Speech Perception Language dev 166-181 183-195 Week 6 Tu 5/3/11 Th 5/5/11 Language dev Memory dev 195-218 226-243 Week 7 Tu 5/10/11 Th 5/12/11 Memory dev EXAM 2 243-267 Week 8 Tu 5/17/11 Th 5/19/11 Conceptual Dev Conceptual Dev/Prob Solving 268-304 313-331 Week 9 Tu 5/24/11 Th 5/26/11 Prob. solving Prob. solving/Academic skills 341-380 381- 384 390 – 394 400-413 Week 10 Tu 5/31/11 Th 6/2/11 Hothouse Children EXAM 3 Th 4/7/11 Week 3 Tu 4/12/11 Th 4/14/11 Monday, June 6, 2011, 11:30am-2:30pm CUMMULATIVE FINAL ...
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