WHAT IS DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY?
Developmental psychology, also known as human development, is the scientific study of systematic psychological changes that occur in human beings over the course of the life span. Originally concerned with infants and children, the field has expanded to include adolescence and adult development, aging, and the entire life span. This field examines change across a broad range of topics including motor skills and other psycho-physiological processes; cognitive development involving areas such as problem solving, moral understanding, and conceptual understanding; language acquisition; social, personality, and emotional development; and self-concept and identity formation.
Developmental Psychology program allows you to study psychological processes from a developmental perspective. This program also is design to enable students to develop a better understanding of human development.
Within our psychology graduate program, you can pursue specialties including, but not limited to the following areas:
- cognitive-developmental psychology,
- social-emotional developmental psychology,
- atypical development (e.g., autism, impulse control disorders, juvenile delinquency, speech and social anxiety)
Compulsory subjects (24 units)
|SKPP6013||Applied Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques|
|SKPP6023||Test, Measurements and Psychological Assessment|
|SKPN6013||Lifespan Cognitive Processess|
|SKPN6023||Social and Personality Development|
|SKPN6033||Cognitive Assessment of Infants and Preschool Children|
|SKPN6043||Adolescents at Risk: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment|
|SKPN6053||Psychology of Adults and the Elderly|
|SKPN6063||Gender and Human Development|
|SKPN6073||Management of Psychological Services|
|SKPN6083||Skills in Consultation|
|SKPN6099||Practicum: Human Development Psychology|
|SKPN6199||Master Thesis: Psychology of Human Development|
Total: 42 units
Dr. Abdul Rahman Ahmad Badayai
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Early Intervention Program (Developmental Delays among Children), Developmental Assets of At-Risk Adolescents/ Youth (school dropout, violence and aggression, teen suicide, pornography and early teenage pregnancy, substance use and abuse), Resilience and Coping Mechanisms, Parenting and Healthy Socio-Emotional Development among Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) among Refugees