2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Developmental Psychology (DPSY)

Department of Psychology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

The focus of Developmental Psychology is the study of the theory, research, and applied interventions associated with the way humans develop and change over time. This focus is especially significant for anyone interested in how we might solve the challenges presented by life. These include the special challenges presented by schooling, parenting, socialization within and beyond the family, coping with stress, and some of the individual differences and atypical behaviors exhibited by ourselves or others. This program of study is designed as a complement to a significant number of Major specializations, suitable for any student wishing to broaden their knowledge beyond their Major area of study.

Minor (Honours Program)

(May not be taken in combination with a Psychology Honours Major)

A minimum of 6.00 credits is required, including:
PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
2.50 credits across 5 Psychology Core Courses, to include PSYC*2330, PSYC*2450, PSYC*2650
2.00 credits from the following courses at the 3000 level:
PSYC*3440 [0.50] Cognitive Development
PSYC*3450 [0.50] Social and Personality Development
PSYC*3460 [0.50] Abnormal Development
PSYC*3710 [0.50] Psychology of Learning Difficulties and Disabilities I
PSYC*3850 [0.50] Intellectual Disabilities
0.50 elective credits in Psychology at the 3000 level or above, with PSYC*3570, PSYC*3800 or the 5th course from the above restricted elective list recommended.

Note: Courses designated with (H) in Section XII--Course Descriptions are Honours level courses requiring for registration a cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology.