This subject considers in detail the social and emotional development of children and adolescents. Issues such as a child's 'theory of mind' or the development of shame are considered in relation to social behaviour in childhood and adolescence. Influences on such developmental processes from family, school and society are examined and psychological explanations for child and adolescent difficulties are given.
Students should note that this subject does not contribute to an Australian Psychological Society accredited major in psychology.
School of Psychology
Not available to students in the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) or Bachelor of Psychology
PSY101 or PSY111
- The dependency needs of children
- Attachment satisfaction and frustration
- The development of emotion in children and adolescents
- A child's 'theory of mind'. What happens if this does not fully develop?
- The development of shame and guilt
- Familial influences on emotional development
- School influences on emotional development
- Community influences on emotional development
- The child becomes the adolescent - implications
- When society or family 'gets it wrong'
- Disruptive behaviour in adolescents - psychological explanation
- The relationship of 1-11 above to welfare practice and social policy
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.