Course Description

Course Name

Developmental Psychology

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Students must have passed PSY1004F and PSY1005S.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course introduces some of the major theoretical approaches to explaining general patterns and individual differences in human development from conception to death. Most of the material will focus on the processes that contribute to development in childhood. However, particular emphasis will be placed on the ways in which biological, social and cultural factors interact to shape psychological functioning across the entire life span.

DP requirements: Completion of all coursework.

Assessment: Coursework (essays and tests) counts 50%; one two-hour examination in June counts 50% towards the final mark.

Students must have passed PSY1004F and PSY1005S.


*Course content subject to change