Development Psychology

Development Psychology

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): red. prof. dr. Svetina Matija


Psychoanalytic, cognitive, informational-processing, behavioural theories, contextual theory of social learning. Genetic and environmental factors of development. Longitudinal and transversal approach to data collection. Methods and techniques of data collection. Biological growth of humans. Prenatal period. The development of infant and toddler: gross and fine movements, sensory development, cognitive and language development, emotions and temperament, social development. The role of the adult in language development. Screening tests. Psychological and developmental aspects of child's school readiness. Child development in early and middle childhood: cognitive development, development of concepts, theory of mind, social cognition, social and moral competences, development of personality characteristics. Developmental tasks in adolescence. Qualitative and quantitative changes in cognition; emotional, personal, social and moral development. Identity development. Developmental tasks in adulthood (early, middle and late). Qualitative and quantitative changes in cognition. Crystallized and fluid intelligence. Creativity. The development of social adjustment. Professional development in adulthood. Changes in personality characteristics in adulthood. Changes in cognitive abilities in late adulthood. Social networking in late adulthood.