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Basics of Developmental Psychology

Code: 159318
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Katija Kalebić Jakupčević
Lecturers: Karla Matić - Seminar
pred. Ines Roso Perić - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Course objectives: To introduce students to developmental psychology, basic theoretical and empirical approaches and methodological features of developmental research. To introduce students to the specific areas of development in childhood (physical, cognitive, emotional and moral) and application of knowledge in practical work with children of early school age.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. define basic issues in developmental psychology
2. name and explain types of developmental research
3. compare different approaches to developmental researches
4. draft one developmental research
5. analyse different theoretical approaches in developmental psychology
6. explain contribution of main authors in the area of developmental psychology (Hall, Gesell, Piaget, Erikson, Bandura)
7. name the main characteristics of different phases of cognitive development
8. analyse the contribution of different theories (Piaget, Vygotsky) in process of learning and teaching
9. associate main characteristics of cognitive development in childhood and adolescence with aspects learning and teaching
10. analyse moral development in the context of cognitivist models, ethology and theories of learning
  1. Vasta, R., Haith, M., Miller, S. A.: Dječja psihologija
  2. Berk, L.: Psihologija cjeloživotnog razvoja (poglavlja 1-3)
  3. Ajduković, M. i Kolesarić, V: Etički kodeks istraživanja s djecom
Optional literature:
  1. Buggle, F: Razvojna psihologija Jeana Piageta
  2. Santrock, J.W: Life-Span Development
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate University Programme in Teacher Education
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