Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707004412016SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENTElective475
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide a basic and up-to-date understanding of the methods, studies and findings in the field of social and emotional development. The change in this area of development will be addressed in the focus of early childhood, childhood and adolescence.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Aysun Doğan
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to express the basic rules of developmental psychology
2To be able to discuss the formation and change of socio-emotional and socio-cognitive functions in human development in the light of current findings
3To be able to discuss the differences between social and emotional development theories and how different theories complement each other.
4Discuss the relationship between developmental gains and their determinants (eg. biological) in different developmental contexts
5Understand the current findings of change in the context of social and emotional development from early childhood to adolescence and critically discuss the sources of findings (eg. observational or experimental research).
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Theories of social and emotional development in developmental psychology, research methods, social and emotional development characteristics of early childhood, childhood and adolescence and cultural, social and gender related effects on these developmental characteristics.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Objectives and scope of the courseSyllabus /What is Emotionally Healthy Childhood?
2Social and Emotional Dev in InfancyChapter 6 pg.199-230
3Infancy Cont’Lewis, M., Feiring, C., & Rosenthal, S. (2000). Attachment over time. Child Development, 71(3), 707-720.
4Social and Emotional Dev in Early ChildhoodChapter 9 pg.305-340
5Early Childhood Cont’(Prosocial)Vaish, Carpenter, &Tomasello (2016)-Early emergence of Prosocial Dev
6Early Childhood Cont’(Prosocial)Rabinowitch &Meltzoff (2016)- Synchrony Yu, Zhu, Leslie (2016)- Sharing
7Contexts of DevelopmentChapter 10 pg.343-384
8School as a ContextChapter 12 pg.429-462
9Midterm
10Social and Emo. Dev in Middle ChilhoodChapter 13 pg.465-502
11Middle Childhood Cont’(Gender)Maccoby, E. E. (2002). Gender and group process: A developmental perspective. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11(22), 54-58. Andrews, Martin, Field et al (2016)- Own-and other gender group interactions
12Social and Emotional Dev in AdolescenceChapter 15 pg.547-598
13Adolescence Cont’(Culture)Brenick & Romano (2016)-Perceived Peer and Parent Out-Group Norms Mulvey, Palmer, & Abrams (2016)- Race-based Humor Wölfer, Schmid, et al al (2016)-Developmental Dynamics of Intergroup Contact
14Turkish Context Okur, Z.E.& Çorapçı, F. (2016). Turkish Children’s Expression of Negative Emotions: Intracultural Variations Related to Socioeconomic Status. Infant and Child Development ,25, 440-548
15Synthesis and Review
Recommended or Required Reading
(1) Lightfoot, C., Cole, M., & Cole, S. R. (2013). The Development of Children - 7th Edition. (2) And additional readings, referenced below.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination15656
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Homework5735
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
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