- Language and Cognitive Development
- Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
- Developmental Psychology
- Language and Thought
- Cognitive Psychology
- Research Methods
Topics in Psychology: Language Development
Learning language is one of the milestones in children’s development. Infants produce their first words by the end of the first year. In their second year, they talk in short sentences. We usually take language for granted. However, language learning is a tough task if you think about learning a second language as adults. Then, how do infants achieve this task? The aim of this course is to explore language development closely through a variety of theories and research findings. You will become familiar with different theories concerning language development, and develop an understanding of relevant issues, theoretical positions, and relevant methodologies in language development. In this course, we will discuss and analyze language development critically. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate research with respect to language development.click here for Syllabus .
This course focuses upon development across the lifespan. During the semester we will discuss the nature of physical, social and cognitive development across the periods of life. Early in the semester we will consider methods used to study development and theories designed to explain how and why development takes place. Throughout the semester we will examine how humans in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood change in the manner in which they think, feel and relate to others. During the term we will also look for opportunities to apply information from research on development to common social issues and problems.click here for Syllabus .