This course will use an interdisciplinary perspective to explore how the infant mind emerges and grows. Topics could include how brain plasticity influences “critical” or “sensitive” periods for learning, or how studying infants’ perception, cognition and behaviour can offer us critical insights into long-standing philosophical questions.
During the course, students will (1) engage in lively discussion and present their perspectives; (2) use exploratory writing to develop arguments and their understanding of subject matter; and (3) begin to read and summarize scientific research papers in Developmental Psychology. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.