Social Development - W2670 - Evaluations



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My major undergraduate lecture course covers the social development of children. I cover the topic from multiple perspectives – developmental psychology, ethology, evolutionary, genetics and neuroscience. The course is a 2000 level and is aimed at all undergraduate year groups. Enrollment has increased each year - from 35 in 2014 to 87 in 2015 to being capped at 130 in the upcoming Spring 2016 semester. All comments are unedited.


Comments on Instructor effectiveness

- Great instructor! Engages class in a relaxed, enjoyable teaching style. Very interesting material. (Spring 2014)

- Awesome (Spring 2014)

- Instructor was very effective and organized. (Spring 2014)

- Professor Curley is awesome. He makes the materials very easy to understand and he has lots of critical ideas about the knowledge on the textbooks. (Spring 2014)

- Very straightforward class (Spring 2014)

- Dr. Curley is an amazing professor. He clearly knows and loves the material, which makes it much easier to learn as a student. (Spring 2015)

- James is AWESOME. His teaching style casually engages you, as he genuinely appears to enjoy talking and teaching about this stuff just as much as doing research. I want to take more classes with teachers like him. (Spring 2015)

- Not extremely engaging. Mostly reading off slides. (Spring 2015)

- funny and interesting! I wish he could teach all of my classes! (Spring 2015)

- Professor Curley does a great job conveying the concepts (Spring 2015)

- Very effective. (Spring 2015)

- he's good and funny (Spring 2015)

- Professor Curley is highly intelligent, knowledgeable, and very effective as a teacher. He makes his lectures interesting, and conveys ideas well. (Spring 2015)

- I really enjoyed Professor Curley's lectures. I thought he did a great job of making the material interesting and relatable. (Spring 2015)

- I absolutely loved how passionate he was about the topic. His sense of humor also added a great element to the class. (Spring 2015)

- He was a fantastic lecturer - intriguing and well informed (Spring 2015)

- i liked the lectures, never boring, and always time for student questions. use of videos helpful. (Spring 2016)

- He's great! (Spring 2016)

- Provided very clear lectures and followed his lecture slides, which were helpful. Very engaging topic. (Spring 2016)

- Great Professor, structured lectures, easy to communicate. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley is approachable, funny, and well prepared. He delivers interesting and engaging lectures with lots of video supplements that help to introduce the material. (Spring 2016)

- Great, humorous, engaging, clear! (Spring 2016)

- instructor was fine. (Spring 2016)

-Professor Curley's strengths include: sharing his passion for the topic, thereby increasing students' interest; his very approachable demeanor, and the entertaining and informative lectures; and the organization of class materials, i.e., power point presentations posted online at the beginning of the semester and clearly defined assignments. (Spring 2016)

- I really liked his presentations that used both video, slides and different forms of visuals Professor Curley is a well prepared and humorous teacher in class. Everything is clearly taught and easy to understand. Midterms and assignments come with clear instructions and fairly graded. (Spring 2015)

- good job but harsh grader (Spring 2016)

- Very engaging. He's funny and really cares about the material. (Spring 2016)

- He is extremely knowledgable about the subject. However, he mostly reads off of the slides. Dr. Curley's lecture style is relaxed, but you can tell he has a passion and a deep knowledge of the field. His lectures are clear, and he breaks it up with entertaining videos quite often. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley is fun and engaging and tries very hard to keep even dry material interesting. (Spring 2016)

- wonderful, very personable and articulate, encouraging of questions (Spring 2016)

- James keeps class interesting and integrates videos to provide valuable examples and teach the curriculum in a meaningful manner. (Spring 2016)

- I really enjoyed listening to Professor Curley's lectures. Even though some of them were a bit dry, he did a good job of making it at least a little interesting and incorporating some videos and jokes. (Spring 2016)

- 1. very helpful review sessions in class. 2. good use of videos / other media (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley was an incredibly engaging teacher. He chose interesting topics, gave short but informative readings and the videos he showed in class kept my attention when things got dull. Overall, I found him to be a smart, nice, friendly professor, and would take a class with him again given the opportunity. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley is great! Very intelligent, funny, and his lectures are informative and entertaining. Professor Curley was great. His British accent also made the 10 am class much more bearable and, if I'm honest, more interesting for me to listen to. Overall though, he was very knowledgeable about the topic and implied various forms of education including videos, studies, and traditional lectures. (Spring 2016)

- Dr. Curley was an amazing lecturer who made it fun to attend lecture. He was great at explaining concepts and was also extremely funny. (Spring 2016)

- Much of the material was dated and the instructor ran through power point presentations rather quickly without offering much insight on the materials covered.

- He is hilarious and has great powerpoint that can self explain well. I like the way he supplements the lecture with funny videos but this becomes rare in the second half of the course. (Spring 2016)

- Very clear and really wants his students to learn! He is genuinely a nice guy. (Spring 2016)

- Prof Curley is phenomenal. Incredibly organized lecturer (slides are available before class so you can print them and takes notes on them -- amazing), clear speaker. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley has been a very engaging lecturer. I find the lectures to be effective and well-organized. Slides are also extremely well-organized and synthesized. This makes the class easy to follow and interesting to follow. (Spring 2016)

- extremely organized both in lecture and in terms of putting up all materials/notes/assignments far ahead of time lectures were always clear and used helpful videos to illustrate concepts and studies (Spring 2016)

- Great (Spring 2016)

- James Curley was a fantastic lecturer. He really knows his material and is always prepared in class. He is also genuinely interested in this topic and therefore brings the enthusiasm to his students in class. He was funny and involved. He also explained the material without being condescending and made everything very clear. His assessments are fair and he gives us plenty of help beforehand (Spring 2016)

- I love the instructor. he is very organized and his passionate about the subject his teaching (Spring 2016)

- He was very knowledgable, friendly, and good at conveying information. (Spring 2016)

- good lecturer, entertaining and funny. (Spring 2016)

- He is probably my favorite lecturer thus far. He is engaging and made every lecture interesting no matter if the material was exciting or not. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley doesn't always seem confident in what he was teaching, but he was entertaining, engaging, and the use of videos was very effective. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curly did a good job with this class. His lectures were always well thought out and full of effort. He brought a nice attitude of humor and positivity to each class. (Spring 2016)

- Really clear lectures with helpful slides. He always tells us when something is more relevant to know. (Spring 2016)

- Expectations are clear, and you can tell that he's very passionate about the subject. I also think it was incredibly helpful to have videos as a teaching aid. (Spring 2016)

- He is a fantastic lecturer. He works videos into his lectures when needed but not excessively. I have no complaints. (Spring 2016)

- He is a great and engaging lecturer. He makes the powerpoints and lessons engaging with videos and relevant examples (research study examples). He addresses drier concepts in very engaging ways. He is very approachable and understanding. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley was a very good lecturer! Always kept me entertaining with all the baby videos and he was very approachable (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley is very organized. His lectures are very easy to follow. His Powerpoint slides are well laid out. He has humor and adds videos to his lectures to keep the students interesting. The homework and tests were very reasonable. We learned a lot without being overly taxed. He's very understanding and very approachable. If he had other classes, I would take them. Every teacher should be like Professor Curley. Loved the class. (Spring 2016)

- He does a great job at making the course interesting by providing videos along with the lectures. (Spring 2016)

- This instructor was amazing. Curley is very engaging with the material and not only provides clear lectures, but makes the slides available so that it is even easier to follow along. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley is one of the best professors I've had so far at Columbia. His lectures were extremely clear and organized, not to mention the videos that made concepts easier to understand. He provided the slides online, was clear with expectations, and gave us the tools we needed to succeed in class. Things were straightforward and I did not feel like he wanted to "trick" us or give us unnecessary stress like other professors do here. I learned so much in this class and am more sure about being a psychology major. If I really had to pick out something I wanted to see differently was maybe to establish an atmosphere where students can ask questions during class more regularly, rather than having to ask questions after class because there would always be a big line. I think I learn a lot from other people's questions. I also liked that professor told us that many genetic studies are actually unsuccessful at finding polymorphisms. However, I wasn't sure whether professor wanted us to know about these specific genetic studies either way. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley is really, really good at what he does. Some of the slides can be overwhelming because there is just so much information, but if you go to lecture he is so good at just telling you the main things you need to know. But with that he also touches on a lot of studies and other facts that you won't need to know for the exam but are really interesting to learn about for common knowledge and I really liked that. Professor Curley is funny, wants his students to do well, and is very educated in this field- I would highly recommend him to anyone. (Spring 2016)

- I thought the midterm was extremely harsh. Often I provided correct answers for no points because they did not contain a 'trigger' word. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley is amazing! He presents the info in an exciting and engaging manner and is very understanding. (Spring 2016)




What were the best aspects of the course / General Comments

- Good! (Spring 2014)

- Tested on material in lectures (Spring 2014)

- Subject matter was extremely interesting. (Spring 2014)

- Organization (Spring 2014)

- I am super interested in child social emotional development. (Spring 2014)

- The lectures were easy to follow and the videos were a great way to really understand the material. (Spring 2015)

- The professor's enthusiasm. (Spring 2015)

- The professor, the TAs, and overall the experience of the course and the knowledge I gained from it. (Spring 2015)

- The content, the lectures, and the professor. (Spring 2015)

- interesting subject matter (Spring 2015)

- The lectures were very informative and very interesting (Spring 2015)

- The way Dr. Curley breaks down the material in a way that is easy to understand and comprehend. His lectures were engaging and interesting. The clarity of the course is wonderful. (Spring 2015)

- watching baby videos (Spring 2015)

- the aggression unit (Spring 2015)

- It's applicable to the real life - especially giving an extremely useful insight on how to raise a child/children or to be a good parent in the future. (Spring 2015)

- the curriculum is very interesting (Spring 2015)

- The lectures were all really good and captivating (Spring 2015)

- - I liked it, a bit boring at times but pretty good overall (Spring 2015)

- I loved this course and Dr. Curely is an excellent professor. (Spring 2015)

- I loved learning about social development, and the professor made it very fun and interesting. (Spring 2015)

- Wonderful class! (Spring 2015)

- I really liked this course.(Spring 2015)

- Supportive TAs and professor! (Spring 2016)

- He really cares and wants everyone to learn! (Spring 2016)

- Videos, photos, and personal anecdotes all help with learning the information (Spring 2016)

- The videos that go along with the lectures are extremely helpful I enjoyed the class so much. Very easy to follow. The language of the class was not overly scientific. Humor and videos kept the class interesting. The work load is doable and extremely fair. Wish all my classes were this great! (Spring 2016)

- + in class review sessions (Spring 2016)

- Great overall, thanks! (Spring 2016)

- Prof Curley's accent (Spring 2016)

- Lecture style. Relevance/applicability of the material. (Spring 2016)

- wonderful organization and lecture presentations--very clear and helpful (Spring 2016)

- The organization of lectures and slides was extremely effective and helpful. Attachment theory and time spent on Ainsworth were really great. Interspersing lectures with videos was informative and kept things fun. Staying on track with lectures following power point was perfect. Much harder when other professors digress with vaguely related topics. (Spring 2016)

- Great sense of humor! (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley is really funny, engaging, and knows his material well. He answers questions thoughtfully and encouragingly. (Spring 2016)

-Interesting class all around. Particularly interesting lectures: Family Influences on Social Development, Emotion, Attachment (Spring 2016)

- The quality of video shown in class. (Spring 2016)

- liked the videos (Spring 2016)

- the lectures/explanations (Spring 2016)

- Amazing professor, very clear instruction (Spring 2016)

- His videos were very valuable as it was better to see that simply hear him explain. He definitely made the topics more interesting by helping us relate to the developmental changes. (Spring 2016)

- the professor is great, his lectures are well structured and consistent with the requirements (Spring 2016)

-The TA presentations (specifically on prenatal/NICU) were great! I also really loved the class on gender differences and cultural effects. (Spring 2016)

- Lecture! Professor Curley is extremely funny, approachable and engaging! (Spring 2016)

- The professor is clear in lecture and effectively answers students' questions. (Spring 2016)

- Professor Curley's welcoming attitude, and sense of humor made lectures very enjoyable. (Spring 2016)

- I like your British accent. (Spring 2016)

- Amazing job making the information understandable. (Spring 2016)



Please comment on ways to improve the course

- More involved assignments to keep students interested (Spring 2014)

- Maybe just review the materials of last lecture at the beginning of class would help. A little more guidance on the paper would be helpful. It was a difficult type of assignment that I had not encountered elsewhere in the psych department--a great assignment that taught me a lot, but it could have been helpful to spend more time teaching us how to research, synthesize ideas, etc. (Spring 2014)

- n/a (Spring 2014)

- Very straightforward! Like this class a lot! He reads off of the slides but also posts the slides to Courseworks. It ultimately deters students from coming to class. (Spring 2014)

- Too much material to memorize for midterm. (Spring 2015)

- N/A (Spring 2015)

- Make people more likely to want to come to class (Spring 2015)

- Maybe some assignments to apply what we learn in lectures. It would also help with making sure we keep up with the material and develop a deeper understanding. (Spring 2015)

- - More interactive (Spring 2015)

- The course was perfect. (Spring 2015)

- Less dense lectures, maybe a bit more engagement with the class, with videos or the such (Spring 2015)

- N/A (Spring 2015)

- Incorporate textbook readings into grading rubric. (Spring 2015)

- I can not think of any (Spring 2015)

- It's pretty good. (Spring 2015)

(Spring 2016)

- A more interesting/indepth textbook could be helpful. Weekly assignments or discussion? A lot of material is just given to us to absorb -- it would be nice to engage it a step further (Spring 2016)

- not sure (Spring 2016)

- Clarity in the explanations of all asaignments (Spring 2016)

-The research paper. On the one hand, there were a lot of specific guidelines about it but, on the other hand, I did not feel confident while writing it that I was critically evaluating studies, nor did I feel prepared to do so. I think if the assignment was perhaps shorter and more focused it might be more effective. I probably would have gotten more invested in it if I didn't just feel like I had to fill up space. (Spring 2016)

- wish there were more lectures on non-normative development (Spring 2016)

- No improvements needed. Perfect class. (Spring 2016)

- Nothing, Professor Curley is great. (Spring 2016)

The final paper guidelines really should be clearer and consistent. They should not change 2 days before the deadline. (Spring 2016)

- to add audio recording of the lectures (Spring 2016)

- Some sections of exam were graded harshly, however the professor seemed to be aware (Spring 2016)

- N/A (Spring 2016)

- N/A. (Spring 2016)



Comments on readings, materials, assignments and examinations

- Hard to fully say since we just submitted the term paper, but the instructions for it were very clear and the required outline helped to get us thinking about the project far in advance (Spring 2014)

- Textbook seemed irrelevant. (Spring 2014)

- Good Good Good His slides are very easy to read and his requirements for assignments and exams are very clear. Good job! (Spring 2014)

- n/a (Spring 2014)

- became very dull after a while (Spring 2015)

- I really liked how the readings went so well with the class material. (Spring 2015)

- The textbook readings were really useful and gave a comprehensive view of the chapter. i wish they could've been accounted for in our final grade. (Spring 2015)

- had to go to TA to get a better understanding of the paper assignment. The powerpoint guidelines were confusing (Spring 2015)

- The instructions for the term paper we re a bit vague and unclear. (Spring 2015)

- This course was not easy, but I am so happy I took it to augment my knowledge on the subject an entire short answer exam is tough, not everyone excels in this area. maybe a 50/50 short answer and multiple choice would be fairer (Spring 2015)



What is your overall assessment of the course? What are its strengths? In what ways might it be improved? In answering this question, you might address the value of readings and assignments, the structure of the course (including the relationship of sections to lectures), the contribution of the course to your knowledge of the subject matter and to the development of your analytical and reasoning skills, etc. We encourage you to use specific examples where possible. - (question added 2016).

-It is a very good and engaging course. Prof. Curley does a great job at simplifying and clarifying complicated concepts. I also liked how the grading system is balanced with writing portions (term paper) and tests: not just one or the other.

- Great!

-This was a fantastic course and I highly recommend it. The material is interesting and the instructor is engaging and enjoyable.

-Loved this course overall. My only complaint is the text -- it's a bit dense, dry, and just doesn't do justice to Prof Curley's lectures, which are the exact opposite.

- Strength: i learned a lot of interesting and valuable information about social psychology and development.

I like this course. The way it's set up is kind of annoying sometimes though because there are only three items that go into the grade book. I think the information is very interesting even though I'm most likely not majoring in psychology.

- Eh it was okay. Not really what I expected and kind of redundant.

- More often than not the TA's cancelled office hours. Again, the course covered interesting material, but was presented in a way which left little room for meaningful engagement

- I learned so much from this course about children's social development. Professor Curley is very clear about his expectations, is organized and responsive, and really sets you up for success. He presents the material very clearly in class and posts all his slides. I did the reading because I found the material interesting, but it might not be necessary since professor's lectures are pretty comprehensive. This class has made me more sure about being a psychology major.

- Already completed in other parts of the survey.

- It was an awesome course and I would recommend it to my friends!

- It was great in all respects.

- The info is interesting if you like social development but can be a bit tedious if not

- It was helpful as an introductory course to developmental psychology, but it was very superficial in providing actual knowledge on social development.

-I have found this to be a strong and straightforward course. Lectures are well-organized and Professor Curley makes the material feel interesting and relevant. Exams so far have felt comprehensive and fair. I would recommend this course highly and I don't have many complaints or criticisms.

-I found no weakness in this course. I had no expectations entering, but it was one of the most interesting classes I have taken in the psych dept.

-Distribution of things to be evaluated for grades (papers, tests etc.) could be improved. Class graded on 3 items only, and each for a large percentage of the grade.

-The structure of the course are very clear.. Would be great to be able to have audio recording of lectures on the course works

-The course material is very interesting, and the workload is mostly not bad. The midterm questions were quite reasonable - however, the grading was a bit harsher than anticipated. The teaching staff is friendly but the TAs really do reschedule and cancel their office hours a LOT.

- My biggest issue with this class is the vagueness of the final paper. There was very little guidance and clarity on the paper requirements, and the teaching staff ended up changing the length requirement ~2 days before the deadline, which is quite unfair as it penalizes students who started earlier than that. There was no guidance regarding citations and very little help with the structure of the paper - which you would think would be ideal for everyone involved, to make it easier for the TAs and the students to be on the same page.

- would recommend less reading

- Lectures are clear and precise. The exam and assignment were fair.

- + paper was helpful in reviewing research papers + wide variety of topics

- The course has interesting information but sometimes it pretends to be an exact science with definite answers, which it is not. The accepted answers needed to be more generous. I have nearly completed my psychology major and this was the most harshly graded psychology class that I have participated in.

- Fantastic!

- pretty good, liked the format of the midterm and final

- For improvements, I wish the TA's stopped cancelling office hours or instead just established that office hours would be by appointment. It's rough when you're expecting to get help from office hours for the paper but every TA decides to cancel.

-This course was a lot of fun and I would recommend it. Every topic discussed fit with the theme of the class that learning about social development can tell you a lot about yourself.

- nothing

-This course was great. It was my most satisfying lecture course this semester in that I learned so much from it and was still involved in class even though it was not a seminar. The syllabus and course outline was available from day one, and the structure has always been very clear. I thought the material was interesting, not too hard to grasp but not too easy that it was boring. gave me a new perspective on raising children and sparked my interest in studying the brain of a child

-The course is really well set-up. It isn't a lot of work but you still learn a lot throughout the semester. It can be kind of stressful because your grade comes down to a midterm, paper, and exam but working hard for those 3 things is definitely manageable and the class itself is very enjoyable. It helps to go to lecture but also all the slides are posted online so you have all the information you need to know.

- The class was interesting, yet there were many materials to cover.

-I wish that the course had a few weekly assignments. Even if they aren't graded I think it would help stay on top of the material. It is a lot of reading but not a whole lot discussion.

-out of the psych classes i've taken this is easily one of the top 3. the professor is incredibly clear, knowledgeable and cares about the subject.

-The course was interesting and engaging every week. The tests were what we expected. The workload was reasonable.

- I thought this course was excellent!

- Interesting topic--a nice cross between developmental psychology, cultural psychology, and social psychology.

-well-organized course and definitely feel like it provides a solid, important introduction to social development I wish there were more classes/lectures devoted to non-normative social development and interventions though i did appreciate how this was touched on in the TA guest lecture and briefly in some lectures. might be interesting to give a few lectures on very specific topics like gender non-conformity

-i liked that the syllabus was a mix of textbook and outside reading. not all classes are. and i felt "in good hands" in terms of the material. everyone, including the TAs seemed helpful, responsive and super knowledgeable. i also felt like they all wanted you to succeed, which is nice.

-Great class. Glad I took it. Professor Curley could not have done a better job. He is one of the best professors I've had at CU. The concepts learned in class will be applied in daily life toward understand oneself, other adults, and specifically– best parenting/grandparenting practices.

- Can hold some engaging class experiments.

- If come to lecture and study the presented slides, you do not have to read the textbook. So, a strength of the class is that the exams follow lecture and slides very closely.

-A fun class with a lot of videos. It's a great class if you like children and concerned about children's social development. Good for learning parenting skills.

-The course covered a lot of material that were very well in line with the readings and it reflected on the questions on the exams.

-This course is a great general introduction to child development. It is less concentrated on social psychology and more concentrated on developmental psych with a focus in the development of certain social skills

-It was not the most stimulating class I have ever taken, but it was generally informative. I found the class to be somewhat too broad, and would have preferred delving into certain topics a bit more.

- It was very interesting material and well-organized. I don't have suggestions for improvement.

- This was a cool course and pretty similar to other psych courses I have taken.

- I think this course does a great job at going in depth about children of different age groups.

- This professor is one of the best in the department.

- Solid course

- N/A

-Anyone would enjoy this class because Professor makes it fun and interesting. The workload isn't overwhelming, but effective.

- Fun class!

-for some people the course may feel too broad in scope but I think that's common for an introductory kind of course

- Interesting!!!!! Great baby videos! Very relatable

- If they were majoring/concentrating in psychology, I would recommend it

- Yes, it is a great and interesting course

- Not a ton of work and lectures are interesting. Research paper was a lot of work, but rewarding.

- i think everyone needs to know the basics of child psychology. this course is not entirely basic but i think a simpler version should be mandatory in all high schools. i think of this course as a "quality of life" college class. if you pay attention bit sand pieces will be useful all life long.



What did you learn - in terms of knowledge, skills, or perspectives - in this course?- (question added 2016).

-topics in social development, critically evaluating research papers related to social development, challenges of studying social development

- The course offered a broad overview of social development.

- I learned a lot about the social development of babies!

- Learned about human social development

- Learned interesting side of developmental psych and also how to analyze actual psych research.

- How import parenting and a conducive environment is for healthy child development.

-In general, this class was very interesting, and I learned a lot of about how children development in social context. It was interesting to reflect on my own childhood with the theories.

- Social Development of childdren

- I have learned a lot about child's social development, parenting styles and many more.

- It peaked my interest in children's development

- Social development

- i learned the slides and text book information as well as the ability to apply the knowledge to everyday life and future endeavors

-The most significant thing I learned was Mary Ainsworth's work, built upon Bowlby's attachment theory. Her classifications of different attachment styles, and how they tend to form, and what they can predict was so informative. I wish that I had learned this before kids were born! So glad to have taken Professor Curley's Soc Dev class; this is the kind of class one hopes to attend at CU. .

- I learned almost everything there is to know about infant and child development

- basics about social development

-I learned a lot about the various behavioral stages and characteristics exhibited by children throughout their development.

- Social Development

- I learned all about social development.

-I learned about the social development of children from a psychology perspective. For example, we looked at the influence of temperament, family influences, aggression, play, friendships, and peer influences on how children develop socially. The syllabus, which is on the psychology website, gives a pretty accurate description of what we learn: "This course aims to answer questions as to how humans develop to become fully socialized beings in adulthood. We will explore various theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of social development; learn how prenatal, genetic and temperamental factors interact to shape our social behavior; discover the critical importance of parenting and early attachment relationships for socialization; and understand the role of play, peer interactions and friendships for children's social development. We will look at the development of certain behaviors in detail, in particular the socialization of emotions and language, aggression, prosociality, cooperation and social competence. Finally, we will discuss the similarities and differences in social development between sexes, cultures and different family contexts."

- Theories about child social development Social Development of children from infancy to 8-9 years old. Especially learned a lot about attachment theory and also about ways that children can become at-risk for bad behavior.

- I learned how to critically analyze research papers

- Important aspects of, patterns in, and caveats of social development

- How children's development is shaped.

-I learned so much about social development in this course that it really surprised me. More than just the course content, I also learned to analyze statistical data from experiments and write a research paper from a psych point of view

- Development from birth through adulthood from a psychological perspective

-Learned to think more analytically about how psychology studies are conducted, and how valid/reliable they are. And of course, learned plenty about social development using multiple lens

-in terms of knowledge, we pretty much covered everything on the syllabus. not sure about any new skills... i suppose writing a mini literature review is a skill we practiced.

- I learned about the development of children and what influences them during adolescence

-This class gave me a fascinating perspective on what influences a child's learning and growth, and made me consider my own life and how my parents raised me.

- The different aspects of social development through the lens of the family, peers, and genetics.

-The course provides a comprehensive survey of social development, from attachment styles to parenting styles, and so more. I find that the course covers material that is beneficial to psychology majors and to anybody who wishes to know more about raising children and building a family in a healthy manner. I have also learned quite a bit about research methods and study designs.

- Langauge development, prenatal development, friendship, empathy, emotions, genetics, evolution etc.

- I learned about how humans develop throughout their infancy and childhood years

- Better insights into methods and statistics

- Good fundamental and general knowledge about social development

- A good, detailed overview of development, with a focus on social skills

- nothing

- Social Development

- How we learn to interact with the world on a social level, from infancy to early childhood. Attachment theory.

- A greater understanding of the course of development through multiple realms

- in utero preparation for what stimuli will be soon encountered, the importance of play on development

- Very informative and interesting class. Learned a lot.

- I learned about how different parenting styles could affect the outcome of their children's behaviors.

- I learned about babies

- A great foundation of developmental social psych!

-A range of concepts relating to social development psychology, and different perspectives throughout history/ society regarding the concepts.

-How to connect different fields of psychology to one another (i.e. temperament and attachment) developmental psych research methods

- The course was about the social development of children

-The importance of development from a Social perspective and how complex it can be to understand the relationship between environment and genetics.

- I learned how babies and children develop

- More detail of the development of the social dynamics among people.

-I learned a lot of information on how children develop, and how to use several perspectives to understand development.




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