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Unit information: Introduction to Developmental Psychology in 2013/14

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Unit name Introduction to Developmental Psychology
Unit code PSYC10008
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2C (weeks 13 - 18)
Unit director Dr. Josie Briscoe
Open unit status Open




School/department School of Psychological Science
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences


This unit provides an introduction to developmental psychology. It focuses on key stages of perceptual, cognitive and social development from a strong biological perspective.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the unit, you should be familiar with the major theoretical perspectives taken in developmental psychology as well as having a general understanding of the unique methodologies and techniques, for studying young children. This unit should lay the foundation for other aspects of psychology covered in other units.

Teaching details

This unit comprises 16 x 50 minutes lectures, plus an overview session and a revision session for the end of unit examinations.

Assessment Details

  • 50% coursework
  • 50% MCQ examination

Reading and References

Schacter, D.l., Gilbert, D.T., Wegner, D.M, Hood, B. (2011). Psychology. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.