2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 2401 Child Psychology

This course focuses on human growth and development from conception through early adolescence. Emphasized are the characteristic stages of physical, language, cognitive, and social-emotional development considered from various theoretical perspectives. Also considered are the broad range of children's abilities and needs; the influence of family structures on personality and behavior; and common health problems, including substance abuse, as these impact development. Education students must fulfill the certification-related competencies assigned to the course in order to receive a passing grade.