PSY 112 Applied Child Psychology
There will be an exploration of what is known about young children and how they grow and behave. Though primarily developmental in viewpoint with emphasis on Gesell and Piaget, the course will consider some of the basic ideas of Freud, Erikson and Skinner. Development will be studied in all its aspects: physical, motor, language, cognitive, social, emotional and moral. The basic physical and emotional needs of infants, toddlers and preschoolers will be explored and analyzed through reading and directed observation. Emphasis will be placed on ways in which normal, healthy development can be enhanced by parents, teachers and child care workers.
- Prerequisite: None
- Hours: 3
- Credits: 3