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HPS202 - Child and Adolescent Development

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, W, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

H Skouteris (B) and M Hooley (B)

Prerequisite:HPS111 and HPS121
Incompatible with: HPS772
Contact hours:

5 x 2 hour practicals (fortnightly), 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

On campus students are required to attend practricaly classes and are highly recomened to attend seminars. Weekly readings are prescribed and to support flexible delivery of unit content, online lectures are available for each topic.

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
On-campus students are required to attend practical classes

Content

The unit addresses the study of several aspects of child development (cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, moral) from infancy to adolescence using a variety of theoretical orientations. Research evidence from various sources (naturalistic observation to laboratory experiments) is presented to show how basic information about the processes of development has implications for the understanding of real-life problems.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours) 50%, written assignment (2000 words) 50%

Prescribed texts

White, F., Hayes, B. and Livesey, D. (2010). Developmental psychology, 2nd edition. Pearson:  Australia, ISBN: 9781442512146.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$706$706$2542$2714

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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