PSYC-365 Science, Children, and Policy
Fall for 2017-2018
This course is designed to engage students in a critical examination of the relation between knowledge and advocacy, and the influence of both on the development of child policy in the United States. Students will be introduced to the opportunities, dilemmas, and constraints that affect the relation between science and policy, particularly federal legislative policies for children and families. Roles for psychologists in the policy arena, as well as ethical issues associated with these roles will also be explored.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: PSYC-001; PSYC-002; a course on child, adolescent, or life-span development (PSYC-160, PSYC-153 OR PSYC-262); and permission of instructor
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