A great course to take for Psychology majors or other related course requirements is Psychology 2400. This class touches on more specific aspects of psychology than the 1000 level courses, however it is still essentially general. It is a very interesting class that you should definitely consider taking. Here are 5 course concepts to give you a brief outlook on what you could learn in Psychology 2400.

1. Prenatal Development

The first topic discussed in the class is prenatal development. Human development starts with the prenatal stage, so it makes sense that the course would touch on it first. The main idea is that it is a common misconception to think that prenatal development is not an important aspect of human development, and students must understand it to help them moving forward in this class.

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2. Newborn Development

The next stage in human development is the newborn stage. In the beginning, newborns are willing to do a lot but their bodies are not able to accomplish everything. This concept is the main theme when learning about newborn development. Newborn development is extremely interesting to learn about.

3. Cognitive Development Theory

Psychology 2400 focuses a lot on the different developmental theories. Theorists such as Piaget, Kohlberg, and Erikson are discussed in great detail in this course. The best way to study these concepts is to make flashcards, and study from them.

4. Social Development Theories

Another theory that is discussed in this course are social development theories. Theorists such at Vygotsky and Bandura are just some of the people discussed in social development. Once again the best way to truly understand these theorists is by creating flashcards.

5. The Family

One of the last topics covered is the idea of the family. An individual’s family life is one of the most complex concepts in developmental psychology. All families are different, therefore, learning more about family life is fundamental to understand human development.

Overall, PSYC 2400 is a very interesting course, and great for any Psychology major. It is a great class to take for one of the requirements. Just be careful when choosing the professor for the class because some are better than others. While it’s mandatory to take for Psychology majors, it truly is an amazing class that everyone can take!

Alexis Kass

Hi I'm Alexis and I am studying psychology and HDFS at the University of Connecticut. I hope you enjoy reading about my insights and experiences at UConn.

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