NYU Steinhardt

Advanced Psychology of Parenthood

  • Course Number: APSY-GE 2119
  • Hours: 30 lec/4-6 fld
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Designed for graduate students & professionals in the social sciences, health professions, & education fields who have a sound grasp of fundamental psychological theory, students in this course explore parenthood as a psychological stage in human development. Through readings, discussions, field trips, visiting speakers, & site visits, students deepen their understanding of the preparation for the tasks, goals, & problems of parenthood. Relevant literature from child development, social learning theory, dynamic psychology, & parent-child relations & research is included with consideration given to evidence from the fields of comparative psychology & cultural anthropology. Sophisticated analysis of covered material & a requisite 4-6 hour fieldwork component round out this intensive offered.
  • Old Course Number: E63.2119