PSYPRO4315 - Developmental Psychology 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks A

Course content

This course in developmental psychology is an in-depth study of selected theory and research related to childhood and adolescence. Topics explored include parent-child interaction, attachment, self-regulation, self-development, and identity and psychosocial development in adolescence. The course will highlight current research on the complex interaction between individual and environmental characteristics and illuminate the reciprocal relationship between adaptive and maladaptive development.

Learning outcome


  • The student will be able to explain and discuss the key theories and empirical evidence relating to socio-emotional development from infancy through young adulthood.
  • The student will be able to describe the factors that promote and inhibit development from a nuanced perspective.
  • The student will be able to discuss how development takes place as a result of a complex interaction between the individual and the environment.

Skills :

  • The student will be able to apply developmental psychology models, and master a nuanced and critical understanding of key issues within developmental psychology.
  • The student will be able to comprehend and examine research papers and professional publications in the field of developmental psychology

General competence:

  • The student will be able to communicate and discuss central theories, issues, and debates within the selected thematic areas.
  • The student will be able to exchange views and experiences based on a developmental psychology perspective.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures 2 hours per week. Some lectures might be given in English.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)

Required previous knowledge

PSYPRO4115 or the equivalent.

Course materials

To be announced when semester starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4040 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
PSY2015 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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