2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 253 - Pretend Play and Child Development


This course is designed to unpack the development of play and the developmental significance of play. We will explore and discuss the different forms of play and discuss different theories of play. We will also discuss how play develops overtime and identify different factors that may contribute to this development. Moreover, will explore how the ability to engage in play contributes to different aspects of development, such as emotional development, social development, and cognitive development. Finally, we will examine and discuss if and how the development of play and the developmental significance of play may vary as a function of gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and developmental status. At the conclusion of this course, students will have a better understanding of the developmental significance of play.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better.

This course fulfills the mid-level First Seminar requirement of the Psychology major.

Prerequisites: PSYC 108  , PSYC 109  , and PSYC 150  or Instructor’s permission

Anticipated Terms Offered: Bi-annually