2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

PSY 397 Human Cognitive Development

Presents a life span approach to study of human development with an emphasis on cognitive processes in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Purpose is to familiarize the student with basic concepts, models, theories and research in the field of cognitive development. Models of gene-environment interaction, Piagetian, Neo-Piagetian, Information-Processing approaches and Post-formal approaches discussed, as well as their application to perception, memory, language, intelligence and wisdom development. Introduces practical applications of current theories of cognitive human development. Recommended to have prior courses in Developmental Psychology and/or Cognition. Prerequisites: PSY 101 or PSY 102.