PSYP110 Developmental Psychology I (5 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Psychology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023



To familiarise the students with essential developmental processes, developmental psychology theories and concepts at the various stages of the human life-span.

Completion methods

Book examination, no contact hours in English. The lectures are held in Finnish.

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to master the main developmental features in different age groups, the central theories and concepts in developmental psychology and main issues in developmental psychology research, and different developmental processes in each stages of the human life-span.

Study materials

NOLEN-HOEKSEMA, S., FREDRICKSON, B., LOFUS, G. & LUTZ, C . (2014). Atkinson & Hilgard's introduction to psychology (16. painos). UK: Cengage. Chapters 3, 9 ja 12.
The later editions of the same book can also be used:

ATKINSON, R.L., ATKINSON, R.C., SMITH, E.E. & BEM, D.J. & NOLEN-HOEKSEMA, S. (2000) Hilgard’s introduction to psychology. (13. ed.). New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Chapters 3, 9, 12.

SMITH, E.E., NOLEN-HOEKSEMA, S., FREDRICKSON, B.L., LOFTUS, G.R., BEM, D.J. & MAREN, S.M. (2003) Atkinson & Hilgard's introduction to psychology. (14. ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Chapters 3, 9, 12.


NOLEN-HOEKSEMA, S., FREDRICKSON, B., LOFTUS, G. & WAGENAAR, W. (2009) Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology. (15. ed.) Cengage Learning , U.K. Chapters 3, 9, 12.

2. Lightfoot, Cole & Cole (2012; 7th edition) The development of Children.
Also the 1989 edition of the book is accepted

Completion methods

These completion methods are for University of Jyväskylä degree students. Other options:

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Opintojakso arvioidaan tenttiin perustuen asteikolla 0 (hylätty) – 5 (erinomainen).
Time of teaching:
Period 1
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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Evaluation criteria:
Opintojakso arvioidaan tenttiin perustuen asteikolla 0 (hylätty) – 5 (erinomainen).
Study methods:

Verkkoluennot, kirjallisuus ja tentti.