Psychology | Lab in Developmental Psychology
P429 | 3658 | L. Smith


Course description:  The class will conduct a study on children's word
learning. Students will be trained in the ethics and practical matters of
testing children, and under the supervision of Dr. Smith and the A.I. for
the course, each student will test four children between the ages of 2 and
3 years.  This testing must take place OUTSIDE of class time in the
Cognitive Development laboratory. Appointments will be made for students
to test children at times that fit the students schedule and that are
convenient to the parents and children participating in the study.   In
addition, students will read original literature on the word-learning in
children, analyze the data from the class project, and interpret the
results.  This is an intensive writing course.  There will be weekly
writing assignments for the first five weeks, a draft of an APA style
write-up, and a revision of that write-up.