This core module will introduce students to a broad range of cognitive topics and theories in child psychology. The content of the module will examine key cognitive and developmental theories in child psychology and the current applications of these theories in core areas of research in cognitive development. This module will allow students to examine the practical applications of a developmental theory and research through the development of a research proposal and to develop their critical evaluation skills in an essay.
The nature of the work will usually be determined in part by the focus of the postgraduate programme that the student is following. For example, students of child/developmental psychology may choose to collect data or implement research-led practice in local nurseries and schools; students of clinical psychology may evaluate the efficacy of procedures adopted by local rehabilitation services; and students on the Masters in Behavioural Decision Making are likely to choose a placement in organisation that monitors behavioural change.
This module provides students with the opportunity to identify and address real-world issues that can benefit from research input by psychologists. Students will gain an appreciation of the challenges of conducting research in professional settings. Students will gain 50 hours of work experience working in a placement to identify and/or applying psychological research findings in a chosen context under the supervision of a workplace supervisor. In addition, 10 seminars will be held at the University where case studies and examples from current placements will be used to compliment the learning objectives. Students will be required to contribute and draw examples of their experiences in their work place and how this informs research in their specific placements.
Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychologist and a professor at the University of California, showed how a simple change in self-control can really be a positive influence not just for the moment but on long-term effects.
[tags: Child Observation Essays]
- Issues and Challenges in Early Childhood Assessment Term Paper looks at how far early intervention screening for disabilities has come but also looks at the inaccuracies that could occur in diagnosing them at such a young age.
[tags: Childhood Observation Essays]
To do this I observed my mentor teachers instructional time with the children and gained as much information as I could about the children’s educational standing by developing a professional relationship with the my mentor teacher and the children.
Assessments also allow us to understand the child as a whole.
There are opportunities for psychology majors to work in clinics, schools, early childhood centers, business, health clinics, hospitals and correctional institutions.