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PS3033 Developmental Psychology

SCOTCAT credits:10
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Availability restrictions:Available to General Degree students with permission of the Psychology Honours Adviser
Planned timetable:Lectures: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Thu. 1.5-hour practical: Thu, either 2-3:30 or 3:30-5. (Module runs in weeks 1 - 5 only)

This module is designed to equip students with an appreciation of key principles, concepts, methods and discoveries in developmental psychology, with an emphasis on evolutionary and comparative perspectives that are a particular strength of such work in St Andrews. The module aims to offer a broad perspective spanning infancy to childhood, and a range of key topics in cognitive and social development.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Single and Joint Honours Psychology, Psychology with Biology, Psychology with Film Studies, Psychology with Geography, Neuroscience. Compulsory for BPS Recognition.

UG Pre-requisite(s):PS2001 and PS2002
UG Anti-requisite(s):PS3010 and PS3011

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1.5-hour laboratory class or seminar (Weeks 1 - 5).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 18
  • Guided independent study: 82

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr E Robbins
Module teaching staff:Dr E Robbins