PY 230 Social and Personality Development
Social development is the study of how children and adolescents become members of their social settings, including developing social relationships and their adjustment and functioning within their peer groups, family, and communities. We will cover theoretical and methodological approaches to studying social and personality development and consider social and cultural contexts to understand research findings on social and personality development. Course topics include temperament and attachment, parenting, self and group identity, peer relationships, aggression, stereotyping and bias, and development of morality.
This is a seminar-discussion, project-based course with interactive class discussions and field projects. Video presentations supplement course material.
Prerequisite: PY111 (Introduction to Psychology) is a prerequisite for this course and PY212 (Developmental Psychology) is NOT required but recommended.