Aims: The module will aim to provide students with an overview of research on some of the main topics in Developmental Psychology, including prenatal development, perceptual development, early language acquisition, cognitive development and social development. Classical and contemporary theoretical views of child development will be contrasted, highlighting key issues and current controversies for each topic. The module will examine methods of research and the research designs employed in Developmental Psychology. Finally the PS931 provides an introduction to qualitative research methods and practical in these methods.