Developmental Psychology After the Grand Theories (PSY2207.01)

David Anderegg

Comprehensive theories in developmental psychology posited relatively abrupt structural changes in children’s thinking in the course of childhood. These theories have been supplanted, in large part, by basic research documenting gradual changes in children’s development. In this course the grand theories (Piaget and Freud as well as attachment theory and evolutionary psychology) will be reviewed along with current findings which challenge their scope and reach. Topics will include cognitive, emotional and social development from infancy through adolescence.


Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 8:10am - 10:00am; Th 8:10am - 10:00am
Maximum Enrollment: 40
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as Four Credit, 2000, Psychology, David Anderegg, All courses.