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Summer 2021
May 06,2021
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PSYC 450 - CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
In the first years of life, children's cognition undergoes dramatic qualitative and quantitative change. For nearly a century, experimental psychologists have sought to understand the nature and causes of these developmental changes. This course will examine how children's thinking develops from infancy through childhood. We will discuss how children develop knowledge and reasoning skills across various domains (e.g., how children learn and think about objects, people, the natural world, memory, and society) and we will examine the major theories and explanations of cognitive growth. You will learn both classic and cutting edge paradigms for studying and understanding cognitive development. We will develop your critical analysis skills by considering the strengths and limitations of each theory and research strategy. You will also polish your oral and written communication skills. The course will involve lectures, active group discussions, and analysis of the course readings. Assignments will include writing response papers, presenting research articles, leading class discussions, and a significant research paper. Fulfills Category 8 Capstone Seminar requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course, Seminar

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Senior
      Junior

Prerequisites:
FOR PSYC 450

General Requirements:
Course or Test: PSYC 241
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: PSYC 263
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: PSYC 347
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: PSYC 303
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: PSYC 304
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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