2017-2018 / PSYC0007-1

Developmental psychology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy3 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Stéphane Adam, Aurore Boulard


Aurore Boulard

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introduction to classical theories of developmental psychology, cognitive, emotional, and social.  from infanthood to old age. Study development methods. The stages of cognitive and emotional development: the baby from 0 to 2 years, the child, the adolescent, the adult and the elderly.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To understand and to know the main theories of psychological development, and being able to compare them. To understand and to know the different methods used in developmental psychology as well as the context in which they are used and limitations of each method. For each period of development, to understand and being able to analyze the different nodes of development. Being able to make connections between different areas of development (cognitive, social, emotional) and between the different theoretical perspectives.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Synthetic and analytic thinking.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Face to face

Recommended or required readings

Students notes and required reading "Psychologie du développement", K. Berger

Assessment methods and criteria


Work placement(s)

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