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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Psychology

Undergraduate Course: Development of Core Domains of Thought (PSYL10091)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course focuses specifically on the development of the content of three domains of knowledge (i.e. physics, psychology and biology) and how these develop from infancy and throughout childhood and adolescence. It outlines a relatively recent theoretical approach in cognitive development and developmental cognitive science which highlights the influence of the content of knowledge on the process and development of thought.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Psychology Methodology 1 (PSYL10034) AND Psychology Methodology 2 (PSYL10035)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesDegree major in Psychology and passes in Psychology courses at least to the equivalent of Junior Honours level in Edinburgh. Prior agreement with the 4th Year Honours Course Organiser
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
Following the course, students will be able to:

Interrogate of a variety of contemporary domain-specific theories of cognitive development

Critique empirical studies of the development of children┐s na´ve concepts in psychology (Theory of Mind), biology (animals, inheritance and illness concepts) and physics (children┐s understanding of solid objects, motion, and gravity)

Consider current trends in research on children┐s na´ve concepts

Discuss the practical implications of domain-specific cognitive development for both typically and atypically developing children (e.g. children with autism)

Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Joanne Williams
Tel: (0131 6)51 6339
Email: Jo.Williams@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary
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