The unit is comprised of lectures and tutorials.
Lectures: 1 x 2-hour lecture each week on Wednesday 10 am - 12 midday in X5BT1. Lectures are live streamed.
Lecture recordings are available through echo on ilearn.
Tutorials: 1 x 2-hour tutorial each fortnight. There are five tutorial topics. There are some weeks with no tutorials.
Students are strongly advised to attend the tutorials once per fortnight. Students are divided into A and B Streams. The A Stream will begin tutorials in the second week of session 2 (starts Monday 7th August), and the B Stream will begin in the third week (starting Monday 14th August). There are no tutorials in the weeks starting Monday 4rd October (Labor Day Public Holiday), and Monday 11th October.
The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site here
Tutorial Attendance: There are no marks allocated for tutorial attendance, but attendance is strongly encouraged as the format is interactive, material covered in class discussions is included in quizzes and examinations, and the classes and content are not recorded. At many of the tutorials we will use videotaped stimulus material to discuss theoretical and methodological issues. The emphasis is on active engagement with this material.
Prescribed text: The textbook has been custom designed by Associate Professor Catherine McMahon for this course and includes material from two Australian textbooks as well as excerpts from a chapter in a North American textbook. All three source texts are published by Pearson Custom Publishing.
PSY 235 Developmental Psychology 3rd Edition: A Macquarie Custom Book is available in the bookshop. See the Unit Schedule for full details of relevant sections.
Authors of content in the custom book
White, F., Hayes, B., Livesey, D. (2013). Developmental Psychology from Infancy to Adulthood. (3rd edition). Sydney: Pearson Australia.
Peterson, C. (2010). Looking Forward through the Lifespan (5th ed.). Sydney: Pearson Australia.