PSYC 139. Seminar in Cognitive Development


This course will introduce students to the basic principles and theories of human cognitive development from infancy through early adolescence. The areas and ideas that will be discussed in this seminar include, but are not limited to, causal learning, number development, memory, concept formation, language development, spatial cognition, and computational modeling. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to think not just about when key behaviors and abilities emerge, but how those abilities come to exist. Thus, a major focus of this course will be on critically evaluating mechanisms of developmental change. 
This course may not be taken as pass/fail. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 001  and PSYC 039. Developmental Psychology  or permission of the instructor.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for COGS, ESCH.
Spring 2023. Baird.
Catalog chapter: Psychology  
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