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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 432 Research in Developmental Psychology

3 Credit(s) W W-III

This course presents the many methods used to study development across the lifespan, including observation, interview, questionnaire, and experiment. Through reading and discussing published research, and working on individual research projects, students learn the principles of research design necessary for investigating developmental change. Students will read and analyze advanced literature in developmental psychology and will engage in a substantial amount of informal and formal writing. Through revision of written work (based on feedback from peers and instructors), and through discussion of writing processes and conventions used by psychologists (e.g., from the publication guidelines of the American Psychological Association), students will learn to express themselves effectively. Students will also reflect upon the ways that writing can support learning of advanced concepts in the field.Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisites: PSY203S , a course in developmental psychology (PSY218 , PSY251 , PSY252 , PSY322 , PSY336 , PSY337 , or PSY544 ), and at least six courses numbered PSY 300 - 399.