Content and Theory
Acquire a base of knowledge of how family, peer, and media socialization affects the social development of children and adolescents.
Critically examine principles that are useful in caring for the children under your stewardship.
Effective Writing and Analysis
Develop professional writing skills by working with writing fellows and your instructor to produce a high-quality review of research in a particular domain of social development and/or socialization research.
Develop the ability to translate empirical knowledge for a lay-audience by working with writing fellows and your instructor to produce a high-quality lay-audience brochure/article.
Research and Evaluation Methodologies
Develop academic reading skills via frequent exposure to professional research articles.
Critically evaluate several central debates that are currently being debated in child psychology (particularly regarding child socialization).