Introduction to Psychology & Human Development

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.4002
    • Fee: $654*
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Social Work
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students to human development and core concepts of psychology. Students will be able to identify and describe a range of Western and Maori psychological theories, and concepts and establish an understanding of human development throughout the lifespan in relation to individuals, and groups and communities

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe human development and psychological theories
  2. Describe at least two psychological theories
  3. Describe the process of human development throughout the life span
  4. Discuss Maori perspectives in psychology and human development
  5. Discuss one’s own life experience with reference to stages of development that shape relationships with self and others
  6. Develop and awareness of culture in human development

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017