Introduction to Developmental Psychology

This course introduces students to the basic vocabulary and principles of psychology. It also surveys the major theories and research related to the scientific study of human behaviour. Students will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the basic principles that underlie human behaviour. In addition, students will gain some insight into how and why people think, learn and behave as they do. A continuous attempt will be made to illustrate theory with practical examples which are meaningful to students. The course examines the scientific process of research, physiology and perception, learning, memory and motivation, consciousness, stress, health, adjustment, and social psychology.