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APSY 8115 Cultural Processes, Social & Emotional Development (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course reviews the theoretical and empirical literatures pertinent to the study of emotional and social development across the life span. Perspectives derived from the disciplines of biology, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and history are presented. The interrelations between social and affective processes, and their association with familial, societal, cultural, and historical context of development are discussed. Issues derived from social psychology, such as group processes, will also be discussed. Methodological problems present in these literatures and resultant conceptual and empirical challenges involved in developing a life span understanding of social and affective processes are reviewed.


Instructor(s): Jacqueline Lerner

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Mar-16