Jun 18, 2019  
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

EDIS 518 - Social and Affective Processes in Development

This course provides knowledge of basic theory and research concerning social and affective processes in the development of children who are typically developing and children with special needs, with particular attention to different risk conditions in infancy and childhood. This course focuses on the role of social contexts and parent-child and family relationships in development. An understanding of general systems theory and its application to socio-emotional development is emphasized as a means of explaining linkages across social system influences on the developing child. The course also examines ways that biological, social, and psychological processes interact. Students will be taught to understand the alternate pathways of development utilized by children with special needs, and how dyadic relationships and family systems both contribute to and ameliorate problem outcomes for children with and without specific special needs. (Y)

Credits: 3