The module aims to provide students with an overview of research on some of the main topics in Developmental Psychology. This starts with Piaget's theory, and topics that may be covered include prenatal development, early sensorimotor development, childhood cognitive development and social development, as well as developmental disorders. Classical and contemporary theoretical views of child development will be contrasted, highlighting key issues and current controversies for each topic. The module will also examine methods of research and the research designs employed in Developmental Psychology. There are 10 lectures which will be led by Dr Maria Laura Filippetti, Dr Andrew Simpson and Dr Silvia Rigato. PS406 is assessed by a compulsory piece of coursework (25%) relating to research in Developmental Psychology, and a Multiple Choice Question examination, during Christmas vacation, before the start of the Spring term (75%).