Course Description

The course aims at helping students understand the normal patterns of human growth and development from birth to adolescence. Developmental milestones in physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and moral aspects of individuals will be examined.Topics include: Major theories of human development; nature and nurture;  physical, cognitive, emotional and moral development; self and gender-role development; and family and socio-cultural influences. Applied developmental research studies on issues like the use of punishment, the practice of bilingualism, dealing with Stranger Anxiety in early childhood, and the use of discipline will be examined and discussed.


This course is taught in Cantonese and English.

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