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Course Title: Child Psychology Credit Units: 03 Course Code: PSYC107 Course Level: UG L T

Course Title: Child Psychology

Credit Units: 03

Course Code: PSYC107

Course Level: UG

Credit Units: 03 Course Code: PSYC107 Course Level: UG L T P/S SW/F TOTAL W CREDIT
Credit Units: 03 Course Code: PSYC107 Course Level: UG L T P/S SW/F TOTAL W CREDIT

L

T

P/S

SW/F

TOTAL

W

CREDIT

UNITS

02

01

-

-

03

Course Objectives:

This paper introduces the students to the biological foundations, various developmental stages and theories from prenatal to childhood. The Students will also learn the applications of child psychology in various settings.

Pre-requisites: NIL

Course Contents/Syllabus:

Weightage (%)

Module I: Introduction to Child Psychology

15

Descriptors/Topics

Definition, History, Nature Vs Nurture (Intelligence and Personality), Scope

Psychoanalytic perspective (Freud and Erickson) Behaviorist perspective- Social Learning Theory, Ecological Model by Bronfenbrenner, Ethnological perspective. Indian Views (Purushartha, Ashramas, Samskaras)

Methods- Self Reports: Parental reports, Children’s reports. Case Study, Experimental method, Design- Longitudinal, Cross Sectional Sequential and Correlation

Module II: Genetic Foundations of Development

15

Descriptors/Topics

Cell Division

Prerequisites of Conception- Maturation, Ovulation and Fertilization,

 

Mechanisms of Heredity

Multiple Births- Causes and Types

Chromosomal Abnormalities- Down’s Syndrome (in Detail), Turner’s Klienfilter’s Triple X, XXY and Fragile X Genetic Abnormalities- PKU, Sickle Cell Anameia, Tay Sachs Disease

Biology and Heredity: Cell Division

Module III: Motor and Sensory Development

15

Descriptors/Topics

Principles of Motor Development Sequence of Motor Development Motor Skills, Essentials in leaning Motor Skills Environmental influences on motor development Can motor development be speeded up?

Sensory Development: Vision, hearing, taste and smell, early deprivation and enrichment of senses.

Module IV: Cognitive Development and Development of Language

20

Descriptors/Topics

Piaget’s cognitive development theory of intelligence- Structure and processes, stages, Evaluation

Information processing approach- Characteristics; Structures, Processes, Effects of processing system.

knowledge on the information

Components of language and its development

Module V: Emotional Development

20

Descriptors/Topics

Early emotional development

Emotional Intelligence, Regulation of Emotions

Social Development- Agents of socialization: Family- Parental control, sibling relationship; School; Peer group; Media- TV, books/journals, computers

Module VI: Moral Development

 

Kohlberg’s & Piaget’s Theory

15

Meaning of discipline, essentials and techniques of discipline, evaluation of discipline

Assessing Moral Development

Student Learning Outcomes:

Construct and interpret a historical overview of Child psychology. Appraise the students to the basic concepts and theories of Child Psychology Review and apply the various theories of development across domains of developmentStudent Learning Outcomes: Pedagogy for Course Delivery: Theory classes using lecture & discussion mode PowerPoint

Pedagogy for Course Delivery:

Theory classes using lecture & discussion mode PowerPoint presentations including videos Assigning students task of collecting researches/case studies relevant to each topic in current times & then having an interaction based discussion in the classacross domains of development Pedagogy for Course Delivery: Assessment/ Examination Scheme: Theory L/T (%)

Assessment/ Examination Scheme:

Theory L/T (%)

Lab/Practical/Studio (%)

TOTAL

100

NA

100

Theory Assessment (L&T):

 

Continuous Assessment/Internal Assessment

 

End Term Examination

Components (Drop down)

Class Test

Presentation

Home Assignment

Attendance

 

Weightage (%)

10

10

5

5

70

Text:

Berk, Laura E, Child Development, Sixth Edition J.W. Santrock (1997): Life Span Development: NY Brown & Benchmark  Weightage (%) 10 10 5 5 70 Text : References: Shrimali, Shyam Sunder, Child Development

References:

Shrimali, Shyam Sunder, Child Development Hurlock B, Elizabeth, Child Development, Sixth Edition, TATA McGraw Hill EditionE, Child Development, Sixth Edition J.W. Santrock (1997): Life Span Development: NY Brown & Benchmark References: