Psychology: Developmental Psychology

How do humans develop cognitively, emotionally, socially and morally from infancy to the end stages of life? Developmental psychology is the scientific study of change and stability in humans across the life span. Students studying developmental psychology learn about physical development (e.g. height, weight, motor skills), cognitive development (e.g. language development, moral reasoning) and social development (e.g. identity, personality, friendship formation and maintenance) in infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older adulthood. Students will also learn how to apply this knowledge to help people of all ages live to their full potential.