Applied Developmental Psychology

Applied Developmental Psychology

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 15

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Hacin Beyazoglu Kaja, izr. prof. dr. Fekonja Urška

The effect of preschool on child’s development. The quality of preschool. Planned activities, routine, and play in preschool. Early learning and play. The inclusion of adults in child’s play. Coping with problems of toilet training, sleeping and early enrolment into preschool. Computer games, television and child’s/adolescent’s development. Assessing child’s language, check-lists, standardized language development scales. Child’s use of language. Children’s literature and shared reading. The development of emerging literacy. Literacy and popular culture. Learning one or more languages. Psychological factors of academic success. Peer groups in preschool and school. Identity and the values of adolescents. Parents and adolescents.