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  • PSYCHOLOGY 142    Section: 1


    Winter Quarter 2007

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41, 140, or HDE 100A, HDE 100B

    Note:  This course is cross-listed with HDE 102.


    Course description:  This course offers an expanded discussion of social and personality development throughout life.  The emphasis is on issues and questions guiding current research and theory.  The format includes lectures and discussion.


    Course topics include:


    • Theories of social and personality development
    • Methods of research
    • Influences of biology and culture
    • Socioemotional growth in infancy
    • Parent-child attachment and relationships
    • Peer relationships and their importance
    • Growth of social understanding
    • Development of self-understanding
    • Development of gender identity
    • Emotional development
    • Moral development
    • Altruism and prosocial behavior
    • Aggression
    • Achievement motivation
    • Adolescent and adult development
    • Social policy implications of this research


    Course requirements and grading:  Attendance and participation are important.  Course requirements include a term paper (or several short papers), a midterm, and a final exam.  Details concerning each will be provided on the first day of class.


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    1322 Storer T R   1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Ross Thompson , Ph.D. 279 Young Hall Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 p.m.