Fall 2007

Cognitive Development

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-52


Courtney B. Stein (Section 01)


How do infants and young children acquire knowledge about the world? This course will cover key theoretical perspectives and research findings concerning the development of children's thinking from birth through the early school years. We will focus on both the content of children's knowledge across a variety of domains and the abilities that contribute to the acquisition of this knowledge (e.g., mechanisms of change) as well as the interaction between children and their environment. We will examine how infants learn to make sense of the world around them, discover how they think and reason, and explore such topics as the development of memory, language, and social cognition. Requisite: Psychology 27 or 33. Limited to 15 students. First semester. Visiting Professor Stein.