i) to enable students to understand how and why the human organism grows and changes (in physical structures, thought processes, emotions, social interactions) from prenatal period, infancy to childhood; ii) to understand changes that appear universal, to explain individual differences and the influence of the context in children’s development; and iii) to understand the importance of early experiences on later development.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Key issues in the study of human development. Historical and contemporary perspectives on human development. Research methods in the study of human development. Ethics in developmental research. Approaches to understanding human development. Heredity and environment. Prenatal development and childbirth. Infancy and toddlers: Physical, cognitive, and language development. Personality and sociocultural development in infancy and toddlerhood. Early childhood: Physical, cognitive, and language development. Personality and sociocultural development in early childhood.
human development, prenatal development, infancy, early childhood.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Craig, G. J., & Baucum, D. (2007). 'Η Ανάπτυξη του Ανθρώπου'. Tόμος Α΄. Αθήνα: Παπαζήση.
2. Feldman, R. S. (2009). Εξελικτική Ψυχολογία: Δια βίου ανάπτυξη'. Τόμος Α΄. Αθήνα: Gutenberg.