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The Human Being from a Developmental Perspective

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

The course will cover modern research, trends and debates in the field of developmental psychology. The course content will be related to, and exemplified by, the teachers' ongoing research and interests in developmental psychology and its applications.

Part 1: Controversial issues and trends in developmental psychology (7.5 credits).
This part of the course deals with theoretical and methodological issues that are crucial to human development. The course provides a deeper understanding of the most controversial issues and trends in the international research in developmental psychology. The course also deal with important issues such as the development of self-image, children's theory of mind, youth and identity, development of executive functions, various aspects of socio-emotional development as well as brain development and developmental abnormalities in the brain.

Part 2: Project: test methods and applications within developmental psychology (7.5 credits)
Provides in-depth knowledge in well defined areas of developmental psychology, with a focus on test methods and their applications in developmental psychology.Anmärkning

Application and eligibility

The Human Being from a Developmental Perspective, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 2 September 2019


Lectures end during the week of 28 October 2019

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Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS in psychology, medicine or related subjects.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper Secondary course English A.
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of Psychology