Developmental and Child Psychology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of individuals from infancy through adulthood. Includes instruction in cognitive and perceptual development, emotional development, personality development, the effects of biological maturation on behavior, theories of cognitive growth and related research methods, testing and assessment methods for different age levels, research on child and adolescent behavior therapy, and the psychology of aging.

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What Courses Do Developmental and Child Psychology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Developmental and Child Psychology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology

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