This module will give an overview of the psychological aspects of child development, with a focus on the methodological challenges of studying young children’s minds. The course will discuss the development of some key cognitive processes, such as memory, object perception, language, along with emotional development. Developmental disorders (e.g. autism, ADHD, eating disorders) will also be introduced, with an emphasis on how cutting-edge research can advance our understanding of these diseases. In the end of the course, students should be able to critically interpret research findings from the area of Developmental Psychology and to formulate appropriate research questions. The course would be particularly helpful for aspiring psychologists and medics, but students interested in child studies, social sciences, biology could benefit as well.
Module Leader:Paula Fischer, Klára Horváth