Developmental Psychology

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Developmental Psychology

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PREREQUISITE: 1001PSY Introductory Cognitive & Biological Psychology AND 1002PSY Introductory Individual & Social Psychology.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

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

    Course Description
    Students will be introduced to the major theories of psychological development during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The course will cover physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, drawing on the work of Bowlby, Freud, Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, and Baltes among others. Reviewing both classic and current research, the course will consider conceptual and methodological issues in developmental psychology. Important aspects of development from conception to late adulthood will be covered. This course aims to provide a conceptual foundation for practice in clinical, counselling, educational, community, and organisational settings with children, adolescents, and adults. Prerequisites must be completed prior to enrolling in this course. It is the students' responsibility to ensure these requirements have been fulfilled.

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.

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.