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CPSY 4341 - Perceptual Development

This course will examine perceptual development, and acquaint students with current theoretical approaches and empirical information about how children acquire knowledge about their world through their senses. Major goals of the course include understanding the usefulness of the developmental approach to perception, and appreciating the functional aspects of the perceptual information that infants and children acquire, like how perception guides locomotion and the manipulation of objects. The course will highlight development in multiple perceptual systems, including vision, audition, gustation, olfaction, and the tactile senses.

Who should take this course?

Students who are interested in learning about how children develop the ability to acquire knowledge through senses and how perception impacts and is impacted by physical and cognitive development.

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

What degree requirements might this class fulfill?
Child Psychology B.A.
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 or instructor consent

Grading Basis:
A-F or audit


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Instructors who teach this class:

Sample syllabus (coming soon)

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