Social Development

Social Development
Processes and sequences of social development across childhood and adolescence in areas such as attachment, the self, emotions, achievement, gender, aggression, and pro-social behavior as socialized by parents, siblings, peers, the media, and schools.
SFL
351
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSFL 101 & STAT 121 & SFL 290; SFL 210 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
Course Outcomes

Content and Theory

Acquire a base of knowledge of how family, peer, and media socialization affects the social development of children and adolescents.

Critically examine principles that are useful in caring for the children under your stewardship.

Research and Evaluation Methodologies

Develop academic reading skills via frequent exposure to professional research articles.

Critically evaluate several central debates that are currently being debated in child psychology (particularly regarding child socialization).

Effective Writing and Analysis

Develop professional writing skills by working with writing fellows and your instructor to produce a high-quality review of research in a particular domain of social development and/or socialization research.

Develop the ability to translate empirical knowledge for a lay-audience by working with writing fellows and your instructor to produce a high-quality lay-audience brochure/article.