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    Jun 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PSY 5440 - Childhood and Society

Goals: To examine controversial issues in child development which have substantial implications for public and social policy. The topics examined will link development, education, and cultural practices from infancy through adolescence.

Content: Specific topics vary by semester and will include topics of both historical relevance and contemporary debates within child development (e.g., adolescent risk behavior, child care, children and the law, developmental theory and educational practices, family diversity, media exposure, parenting styles, public health, poverty, and technology use).

Prerequisites: PSY 3440 (grade of C- or better) and senior standing (with psychology major), or permission of the instructor

Credits: 4