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Child Psychology

Dr. Pantoja Garvey

PSYC 373: Child Psychology 3 Units
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC, 108 hours out-of-class work

This course introduces the science of child psychology through the analysis of developmental theories and research. Key developmental events across the main domains in developmental psychology (physical, cognitive, socio-emotional) are examined from conception through adolescence. Questions about development are investigated, with an emphasis on the role of the scientific method. Typical and atypical psychological development research is explored as well as the influences of culture, society, family, and physical environments on children's behavior and mental processes. This course provides a scientific foundation for future studies in social sciences, including psychology. Psy 373 is web-enhanced and the use of Canvas is required.

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Fall 2018
Tuesday (D-348), 10:30am-12pm
Wednesday (online), 11am-1pm
Thursday (D-348), 10:30am-12pm