Social Development (D,S)

PSY 237

Examines children's social development from birth to age twelve. Attention to influences of family, peers, schools, television on aspects of social development including emotional attachments, self-concept, achievement motivation, sex-role development, social competence, aggression, and moral development. Throughout, attention is also given to major theoretical perspectives (psychoanalytic, ethological, behavior-genetic, cognitive, social learning, ecological/cultural), research methodology, and applied and policy implications of research. Readings focus on children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Prerequisites: PSY 103, PSY 104, or PSY 221. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

Child Policy Research

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, SS