This course will focus on the basic cognitive and social capacities that humans
develop during childhood. We will consider how early experiences affect later
cognitive and social development, and explore how to use developmental science
to learn more about children’s thinking and social behavior. Because students are
required to have taken at least one course in Developmental Psychology before
this one, some of the basic concepts will be review—but we will use these
concepts as springboards from which to explore topics more deeply.