Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Developmental Psychology

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Chaula Patel Major/Minor 4 Psychology Major/Minor 3


This course provides a comprehensive overview of human psychological development from the prenatal period through the lifespan. History, theory, and methods specific to developmental study will be discussed as part of this course.

 Course Objectives 

  • Students will be able to identify and describe the major theories, methods, and findings of developmental science across the lifespan of an individual.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze the influence of culture on development.
  • Students will be able to relate child development concepts and findings to experiences from their own lives.

 Teaching Methodology 

  • Interactive class discussions on every concept. Small class size
  • Use of articles, news clipping, videos, etc. to further explain concept i.e. enable a practical understanding of the concept.
  • Classroom exercises
  • Evaluations are conducted throughout the semester to ensure that the students’ learning outcomes are appraised. 


Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!