Singapore University of Social Sciences

Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology (PSY207)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSY207 Developmental Psychology covers the physical, cognitive and psychosocial development of human beings and the various approaches to the scientific study of development. Students will learn about the universalities and specificities in human development across the lifespan, and learn about the interaction of influences on human development.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Understanding Life-Span Human Development
  • Genes, Environment, and Development
  • Prenatal Development and Birth
  • Cognition; Social Cognition and Moral Development
  • Memory and Learning
  • Language, Education and Work
  • Emotions, Attachments and Social Relationships
  • Self and Personality
  • Gender Roles and Sexuality
  • The Family
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Death, Dying and Bereavement

Learning Outcome

  • Outline key milestones and changes in the physical, cognitive and psychosocial development of human beings
  • Explain how the different developmental theories contribute to our understanding of human development
  • Examine various issues and challenges of different age groups or stages of development
  • Discuss key theories in developmental psychology across various aspects of development
  • Apply different developmental theories to various aspects of development
  • Illustrate the various stages of development
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