Advanced Child and Adolescent Development – PSYC 831

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 08/30/2022

Course Description

Advanced study of the unique physical, social, psychological and cognitive development of children and adolescents. Developmental theories and research aimed at understanding the unique needs and stages in childhood and adolescence will be examined.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course is intended for doctoral level students to deepen their understanding of complex development that children and adolescents go through. The student will gain a greater understanding of the research involving healthy neurotypical development.

Course Assignment

Textbook reading and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

Discussions (5)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each discussion. Discussions that answer the question(s) presented must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the initial main post, the student is required to reply to two other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250 words.

Research Proposal: Topic Submission Assignment

Prior to beginning the student's research proposal, he/she will submit the topic that he/she will explore for approval in a 1-page submission. Please see the instructions for the Research Proposal: Topic Submission Assignment under the Research Proposal: Topic Submission Assignment page. 

Research Proposal: Intent to Submit a Research Proposal Assignment

Oftentimes when researchers prepare a research grant, they are required to submit an Intent to Submit a Proposal before they submit their grant proposal. In this class, the student will prepare a 5 – 7 page Research Proposal: Intent to Submit a Research Proposal Assignment which will introduce the Research Proposal: Final Submission Assignment that he/she will submit in Module 7: Week 7 of our class. Please see the instructions for the Research Proposal: Intent to Submit a Research Proposal Assignment under the Research Proposal: Intent to Submit a Research Proposal Assignment page. 

Research Proposal: Final Submission Assignment

The student will write a Research Proposal: Final Submission Assignment on any topic related to child or adolescent development. The Research Proposal: Final Submission Assignment paper must be at least 25 pages in length. The Research Proposal: Final Submission Assignment must include a literature review, problem statement, purpose statement, research questions, and a proposed methodology. Please see the instructions for the Research Proposal: Final Submission Assignment under the Research Proposal: Final Submission Assignment page. 

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Learn section for the assigned modules. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain essay questions, and have a 2 hour and 30 minute time limit.