Prerequisite: PSY 101. Not open to freshmen. (Both semesters/3 credits/3 class hours, consecutive laboratory hours of observation)
A study of human development from conception to the adolescent years of childhood. Emphasis is given to cognitive and personality/social theories of development. Students are expected to understand, analyze, apply, synthesize and evaluate various theories and use them in an analysis of one child. Directed naturalistic observations are conducted in the Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School, beginning a few weeks into the semester.