Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course to those who are majoring in Child Development or Human Development. This course gives you a fully understanding on how an infant think and view the world compares to an adult; Professor also gave an in-depth lecture about children's minds. Most importantly, we can all relate to the materials taught in the course because it is certainly realistic.
The highlights would be how a child's thought differ than an adult's and in-depth explanation of why infants act the way they do. I have learnt about many different kinds of research and theories such as Harlow's research on infant monkeys trained in a discrimination-learning task, DeCasper and Fifer's research on measuring baseline rate of 1 to 3 days old sucking a pacifier, and Marjorie Taylor's research on children's imaginary companions.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this course, one must KNOW and UNDERSTAND the materials. Also, to keep up with the readings each week is one key point to succeed in this course. Professor Felton provided study guides (with questions that help with taking the exam) for the exams so that we could review what we have learnt throughout the quarter.