2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Psychology: Child and Family Development

Spring 2013 quarter

Candace Vogler psychology, child development, systems theory
Fields of Study
This course is focused on more advanced understandings of development of children and families through the lenses of intersubjectivity and attachment. Prior academic work in basic life-span developmental psychology and/or significant experience in child welfare or other contexts will be helpful. Juniors and seniors will have priority; sophomores will be considered if registration numbers permit.

In this advanced class we will focus on attachment theory and family systems theory as lenses into understanding the complexity of working with children and families in many settings: education, mental health, psychology, etc. We will use psychological texts, fiction, films, and personal histories to understand the interplay between human evolutionarily-derived biological endowment, attachment, and family development as well as the external constraints families and children face including poverty, out-of-home placement, schools, and trauma. Work in class will include seminars, role-plays, and some lecturing. Students will journal regularly, write four short response papers, and write one longer paper. Self and faculty evaluations are required.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Wed
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
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