Online courses

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Summer 2020

Undergraduate

CPSY 2301 and 3301: Intro to Child Psychology

Study development from the prenatal period to young adulthood. Cover topics including biological processes, physical, perceptual, and socioemotional development, cognition and language, and how families, peers, culture, and gender shape development.

This course meets a liberal education area, fulfills requirements in multiple majors, and 3301 may be used as upper division credits for a College of Liberal Arts bachelor of arts degree.

CPSY 4303: Adolescent Psychology

Get an overview of development in the teenage years/second decade of life. Explore the interactions of adolescents with family, school, and society.

This course counts in both developmental psychology and psychology majors.

Graduate

CPSY 5261: Early Learning in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Drawing on multiple perspectives and current research, learn about the timetable of infant and toddler development and the impact of caregivers, environment, and culture on development. 

CPSY 5301: Advanced Developmental Psychology

Explore life span development through the lenses of social, cultural, cognitive, biological, and learning theories and research. Gain a better understanding of different perspectives on healthy development in order to support children, adolescents, and adults as they grow.

Fall 2020

Undergraduate

CPSY 2301 and 3301: Intro to Child Psychology

Study development from the prenatal period to young adulthood. Cover topics including biological processes, physical, perceptual, and socioemotional development, cognition and language, and how families, peers, culture, and gender shape development.

This course meets a liberal education area, fulfills requirements in multiple majors, and 3301 may be used as upper division credits for a College of Liberal Arts bachelor of arts degree.

CPSY 3601: Intro to Child Life: Theory and Practice

Receive an introduction to the child life profession with a strong focus on patient and family-centered care. Study how illness, injury and hospitalization impact a child’s development and their family. Examine the elements of therapeutic play in a clinical setting and identify techniques to prepare children and their families for health care encounters.

Recommended for pre-pediatric health care students in all majors.

CPSY 4331: Social and Personality Development

Get an introduction to methods, theories, and research on the development of social relations and behavior from infancy through adolescence.

This course fulfills requirements for the major in early childhood and the majors and minor in developmental psychology.

Graduate

CPSY 5301: Advanced Developmental Psychology

Explore life span development through the lenses of social, cultural, cognitive, biological, and learning theories and research. Gain a better understanding of different perspectives on healthy development in order to support children, adolescents, and adults as they grow.

CPSY 5302: Cognitive and Biological Development

Learn about the development and function of thinking skills throughout the lifespan and how they are influenced by relationships and biological and environmental factors.

CPSY 5304: Research Methods in Applied Child and Adolescent Development

Gain knowledge of scientifically sound and effective approaches to studying social problems and solutions to support your development as an investigator or research associate. 

CPSY 5306: Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Child and Adolescent Development

Explore general principles that guide ethical behaviors and decision-making across settings and the roles served by formal codes of conduct. Examine the roots of ethical thinking, behavior, and decision-making, and the social and cultural influences on an individual's developing sense of ethics.

CPSY 5501: Foundations in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health I

Examine history, theory, research, concepts, and issues in infant mental health. Explore issues pertinent to difficulties in development.

CPSY 8360: The Psychology of Globalization and Acculturation for Youth and Families

Examine the state of our knowledge on the psychology of globalization and acculturation for youth and families, pursuing a deeper integration with developmental theories and methods. Learn best practices for research with diverse and acculturating populations.

Questions?

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Meghan Allen Eliason

Meghan Allen Eliason
Undergraduate academic advisor
cpsyadvis@umn.edu

Lindsey Jendraszak

Lindsey Jendraszak
Graudate academic advisor
icdapply@umn.edu