Development of mental abilities; effects of maturation and learning on memory, perception, attention processes, intelligence, social cognition.
Content and Theory
- Critically examine and discuss selected topics in cognitive development.
- Identify and discuss selected theories and theoretical models of cognitive development, as well as the various research methods used in the study of cognitive develop. Understand how cognitive development changes throughout life span.
Research and Evaluation Methodologies
Evaluate in empirical research studies a specific topic in cognitive development and synthesize in each study the research questions, methodology, findings, and discussions of the findings.
Effective Writing and Analysis
- Succinctly summarize in writing a collection of empirical studies on a topic in cognitive development of your interest.