Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Psychology 315. Social and Emotional Development

The growth in social and emotional functioning that emerges as children physically mature and continually interact with others (e.g., parents, peers, teachers) will be the focus of this course. We will explore topics such as temperament, personality, emotions, attachment, self-development, peer relationships, parenting, cultural identity, bullying and more through a developmental psychological science lens. In addition, current social issues (e.g., social media and social development) pertaining to children and adolescents’ development will be discussed.