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Number:PY336
Name:Child Psychology
Description:This course provides a general introduction to the study of child psychology by presenting current issues, theories, research, and methodology in the field of child psychology. Topics include an overview of physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development in infancy and early childhood. In addition, an introduction to disorders, contemporary perspectives on the etiology of disorders, as well as assessment and treatment of various disorders will be presented.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): PY111

Course Objectives

"To gain a practical understanding of how children develop physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and morally.
"To be able to apply psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and biological theories to understand child development and behavior.
To understand the genetic and biological processes as well as prenatal influences that may predispose children to certain problems or ways of developing.
To learn healthy and empowering ways of interacting with children.
To better understand the challenges and problems children face as they develop so we can provide better encouragement and guidance.
"To learn some basic skills in play therapy and art therapy that can be used to help children express themselves, process their concerns, and help them cope with the challenges of life in healthy ways.
"To develop a deeper appreciation, empathy, respect, and compassion for children and how they develop and understand life.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 THE CIRCLE OF SECURITY INTERVENTION 9781462527830 POWELL GUILFORD PRESS Lepley $40 $0 $0
S 2017 WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD 9780553386691 SIEGEL 11 PENG RAND Lepley $17 $0 $0
S 2016 SHORT-TERM PLAY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN 9781462520275 KADUSON 3RD 15 GUILFORD Lepley $0 $37 $0
S 2016 WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD 9780553386691 SIEGEL 11 PENG RAND Lepley $0 $13 $0
S 2015 CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS W/TRAUMATIZED... 9781462518166 MALCHIODI 2ND 15 GUILFORD Lepley $49 $0 $0
S 2015 BORN TO LOVE 9780061656798 PERRY 10 HARP PUB Lepley $17 $0 $0
S 2014 SCARED SICK:ROLE OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 9780465013548 KARR-MORSE 12 Lepley $0 $0 $0
S 2014 WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD 9780553386691 SIEGEL 11 Lepley $0 $0 $0
S 2014 BORN TO LOVE 9780061656798 PERRY 10 Lepley $0 $0 $0
S 2013 Neuroscience of Human Realtionships : Attachment and the Dev 978-0-393-70454-9 Cozolino, Louis 2006 W.W. Norton & Co. Lepley $35 $26 $0
S 2013 Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Ch 978-0-06-173232-4 Galinsky, Ellen 2010 HarperCollins Publishers Lepley $17 $13 $0
S 2013 Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog 978-0-465-05653-8 Perry, Bruce D. / Sz 2006 Basic Books, Inc. Lepley $16 $12 $0
F 2011 NEUROSCIENCE OF HUMAN REL 0-393-70454-8 COZOLINO NORTON Lepley $35 $26
F 2011 MIND IN THE MAKING 9780061732324 GALINSKY HARP/COLL Lepley $17 $13
F 2011 BOY WHO WAS RAISED AS A D 0-465-05653-9 PERRY BASIC Lepley $16 $12
S 2011 NEUROSCIENCE OF HUMAN REL 0-393-70454-8 COZOLINO W. W. NORTO Lepley $35 $26
S 2011 BOY WHO WAS RAISED AS A D 0-465-05653-9 PERRY BASIC BOOKS Lepley $16 $12
S 2011 Mind in the making: Seven essential life skills 978-06-173232-4 Galinsky Harper Collins Lepley $0 $0
S 2011 NEUROSCIENCE OF HUMAN REL 0-393-70454-8 COZOLINO W. W. NORTO Lepley $35 $26
S 2011 BOY WHO WAS RAISED AS A D 0-465-05653-9 PERRY BASIC BOOKS Lepley $16 $12
S 2011 Mind in the making: Seven essential life skills 978-06-173232-4 Galinsky Harper Collins Lepley $0 $0
S 2011 MIND IN THE MAKIN: 7 ESSE 9780061732324 GALINSKY NACSCORP Lepley $17 $13
S 2010 NEUROSCIENCE OF HUMAN REL 0-393-70454-8 COZOLINO NORTON Lepley $35 $26
S 2009 YOUR CHILD'S GROWING MIND 0-7679-1615-8 HEALY 3 NACSCORP Lepley $14 $11
S 2009 MOTIVATION BREAKTHROUGH: 9780743289610 LAVOIE NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY Lepley $22 $17
S 2009 BOY WHO WAS RAISED AS A D 0-465-05653-9 PERRY BASIC BOOKS Lepley $16 $12
S 2008 CHALLENGING CHILD GREENSPAN DA CAPO Lepley $18 $13
S 2008 YOUR CHILD'S GROWING MIND HEALY 3 RANDOM Lepley $14 $11
S 2008 BOY WHO WAS RAISED AS A D PERRY BASIC Lepley $16 $12
S 2007 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 0-07-322877-X SANTROCK 11 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHI Lepley $121 $90
S 2006 SANTROCK CINDY" CHILD DE Lepley $0 $109
F 2002 CHILD DEVELOPMENT-TEXT ONLY 0072289821 SANTROCK 9 MCG Lepley $88 $66