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CPSY 4329 - Biological Foundations of Development

This course provides an overview of the biological bases of many developmental processes, with special attention to genetic and environmental influences on brain development. Topics include an overview of brain development, the role of pre- and perinatal environments on biological and brain development, neurobehavioral approaches to sensory, cognitive, social and emotional development, and biological and neurophysiological correlates of atypical child development.

Who should take this course?

Students who are interested in learning about the biological basis of development and how genetic and environmental influences impact brain development.

Students who are interested in working or pursuing graduate studies in psychology, neuroscience, and health careers.

What degree requirements might this class fulfill?
Child Psychology B.S.
Child Psychology Minor

For official information about how this class would fulfill major requirements or college requirements, please consult your college adviser and your APAS. Access to your APAS report can be found under the Academics tab on MyU.

CPsy 2301 Introductory Child Psychology

Grading Basis:
A-F or audit


Terms this class is typically offered:

Instructors who teach this class:
Kathleen Thomas

Sample syllabus
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Have additional questions about this class or need a permission number? Contact Meghan Eliason, Child Psychology Adviser, at