Child & Infant Psychology
Mode of Delivery:
Conventional / ODL
Language of Instruction:
Level of the Course:
14 Academic Weeks
Total Learning Hours:
The course covers the major theories of infant and child development, including family relationships. Students will learn key psychological concepts applicable to human development during infancy and childhood.
- Describe general physical development from conception through childhood.
- Discuss the role of genetic and hereditary factors in the cognitive, behavioural and psychosocial development of children.
- Discuss the perceptual and cognitive development of children, citing relevant theory and research
- Describe and discuss socio-cultural influences on development from the macro (cultural) to the micro (intra-familial) systems.
Assignment- 30%, Project- 30% and Final Exam- 40%
- Themes and theories of Child Development
- Genetics and Heredity
- Prenatal development and childbirth
- Physical development in infancy
- Brain, Motor Skill, and Physical Development
- Basic Learning Processes, Sensory and Perceptual Capacities
- Cognition. & Social Cognition
- Achievement, Emotion, Self and Values
- The Family & Peers
- Beyond Family and Peers