Social Development from Childhood to Early Adulthood
Examines children's social development from birth to early adulthood. Attention is given to the influences of family, peers, schools, and media on social development, including parent-child attachment, achievement motivation, self-concept, sex-role development, social competence, aggression, and moral development. Throughout the course, attention is also given to major theoretical perspectives, research methodology, the applied and policy implications of research, and to children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Recommended prerequisite: Psychology 103 or 104 or 221, or instructor permission.