Developmental Psychology

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Developmental Psychology

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PYB012 or PYB101 or PYB102 or PYB100

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides an introduction to life span developmental psychology. The unit covers the major theories of life span development and includes biological, social and cognitive aspects of development from birth through to old age. It emphasises the interdependency of all aspects of development and the importance of the physical, family, socio-cultural and historical contexts within which development occurs. The unit aims to develop the student's understanding of general patterns of human development and of the ways in which the development of particular individuals and groups may vary from these general patterns.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand and evaluate the major theoretical perspectives that have been applied to the study of human development
    • Explain the key processes underlying human development across the lifespan and appreciate the impact of context and culture on these processes
    • Interpret and critically evaluate research in developmental psychology
    • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work within a team to manage a project to completion

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.