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Developmental Psychology Programs
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Developmental Psychology Programs

In the Department of Human Development

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Course Listing

Department Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the department for specific course availability for each semester:

HUD 4120 Methods of empirical research
An introduction to the methods of scientific inquiry, research planning, and techniques of making observations and analyzing and presenting data.

HUDK 4021 Developmental psychology: Infancy
Review of research and theory in early perceptual, cognitive, and social/emotional development, with particular attention to the interaction of biological and environmental factors in early life.

HUDK 4022 Developmental psychology: Childhood
Children's cognition, perception, representation, language, affect, personality, and sexuality. Family structure and school as they influence these aspects of childhood.
Instructor(s): Judith Miller

HUDK 4023 Developmental psychology: Adolescence
Theoretical and empirical studies of personality and social development processes in adolescence. An ecological systems approach is emphasized.
Instructor(s): Sari Locker

HUDK 4024 Developmental psychology: Adulthood and the lifespan
Theories of adult development, with an emphasis on the historical transformation of adult roles, and the significance of marriage, family, child rearing, work, and social class in adulthood socialization.
Instructor(s): Judith Miller

HUDK 4027 Development of mathematical thinking
The development of informal and formal mathematical thinking from infancy through childhood with implications for education.
Instructor(s): Herbert Ginsburg

HUDK 4030 Cognitive clinical interview
Introduction to the cognitive clinical interview and exploration of how it has and can be used in psychological and educational research and assessment.
Instructor(s): Herbert Ginsburg

HUDK 4820 Education for thinking: Goals and methods for the middle school
Identifies and examines skills of argument, analysis, and inference that are central to critical thinking, reviews research on how they develop with practice during late childhood and early adolescent years, and illustrates methods that support their development, suitable for use in classrooms from middle elementary through junior high school years.
Instructor(s): Deanna Kuhn

HUDK 4901 Research and independent study
Permission required.

HUDK 5020 The development of creativity
Major theories and contemporary research in creative work, emphasizing case studies of exceptional and historically influential individuals.
Instructor(s): Michael Hanson

HUDK 5022 Emotional development
Theory and research in the development of emotional experience and expression.

HUDK 5023 Cognitive development
Theory and research on the development of cognitive processes across the lifespan.
Instructor(s): Deanna Kuhn

HUDK 5024 Language development
Survey of research and theory in the development of language, beginning with communication and the origins of language in infancy and emphasizing acquisition of the forms of language in relation to their content and use.
Instructor(s): Peter Gordon

HUDK 5027 Moral development
Prerequisite: HUDK 4020, HUDK 4023, HUDK 4024, or equivalent. Investigation of the major theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of how morality develops with particular emphasis on the behaviorist, cognitive, psychoanalytic, and sociopolitical approaches.

HUDK 5028 Spiritual development across the lifespan
This course concentrates on the role of spirituality on human development using a multidisciplinary focus. Spiritual traditions are examined using stage theory and parallel theories from other fields.
Instructor(s): Judith Miller

HUDK 5029 Personality development and socialization across the lifespan
Theory and research regarding the interaction between naturally developing personality structures and socialization processes throughout life.
Instructor(s): Judith Miller

HUDK 5040 Development and psycho-pathology: Atypical contexts and populations
Using contemporary research as the basis, the focus is on the interface between classical developmental psychology theories and patterns of development identi-fied in atypical contexts (e.g., poverty) and among atypical populations (e.g., resilient youth). Implications for interventions and policy are also discussed.
Instructor(s): Suniya Luthar

HUDK 5120 Development of creativity: The case study method
HUDK 5020 recommended. Focuses on the case study method for understanding the principles and concepts underlying creative individuals and their products.
Instructor(s): Michael Hanson

HUDK 5121 Personality development and socialization in childhood
Prerequisite: HUDK 4022 or equivalent. Contemporary theory and research on children's adaptation to developmental tasks of childhood. Comparison of typical and atypical pathways in social-personality development. Analysis of the logic and method of empirical studies of development.
Instructor(s): Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

HUDK 5123 Psychological development of women
Theoretical and empirical issues concerning women's psychosocial development, viewed in the context of modern feminist thought.

HUDK 5125 Cross-cultural developmental psychology
Survey of psychological studies of development in different cultures, with emphasis on perceptual and cognitive issues and methodological problems specific to cross-cultural research.
Instructor(s): Joseph Lao

HUDK 5324 Research work practicum
Students learn research skills by participating actively in an ongoing faculty research project.
Instructor(s): John Black, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Herbert Ginsburg

HUDK 6010 Developmental research methods
Advanced survey of both new and classical methods for conducting research designed to answer developmental questions.

HUDK 6036 Child & Family Policy I
Prerequisites: Any two of the following: HUDF 4000; HUDF 4024; HUDK 4021; HUDK 4022; C&T 4113; C&T 5113. Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on child and family policy. Also provides a foundation of knowledge concerning the role of child and family perspectives in informing policy.
Instructor(s): Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

HUDK 6037 Child and Family Policy II
Prerequisites: Any two of the following: HUDF 4000; HUDF 4024; HUDK 4021; HUDK 4022; C&T 4113; C&T 5113. Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on child and family policy. Also provides a foundation of knowledge concerning the role of child and family perspectives in informing policy.
Instructor(s): Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

HUDK 6520 Seminar in social and emotional development through childhood and adolescence
Permission required. How people become socialized and how psychology deals with the process in terms of developmental concepts.
Instructor(s): Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

HUDK 6523 Seminar in cognitive development
Permission required. Advanced topics in research and theory in cognitive development.
Instructor(s): Deanna Kuhn

HUDK 6524 Seminar in cross-cultural developmental psychology
Permission required. Students participate in ongoing research.

HUDK 6529 Seminar in risk, resilience and developmental psychology
Permission required. Students participate in ongoing research.
Instructor(s): Suniya Luthar

HUDK 6620 Special topics in developmental psychology
Permission required. Topics to be announced.

HUDK 6901 Advanced research and independent study
Permission required.

HUDK 7501 Dissertation seminar
Permission required. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval. Registration limited to two terms.
Instructor(s): Herbert Ginsburg

HUDK 8900 Dissertation advisement
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. See the section on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees for details.