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Child Psychology – The Growing Brain

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About the Course

In this course, Dr Ashok Jansari (Goldsmiths, University of London) explores brain development from childhood to adulthood. In the first lecture, we think about adolescent brain development and the reasons for different behaviours in adolescents when compared to adults. In the second lecture, we think about the methods psychologists can use to study young children, when speech and certain active responses aren’t possible. In the third lecture, we think about how our senses and perception of our environment develop as we age. Next, we think about the acquisition and development of language. In the fifth and final lecture, we think about cognitive development, with a focus on Piaget and Vygotsky’s developmental stages.

About the Lecturer

Dr Ashok Jansari is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Jansari’s research interests include memory disorders, prosopagnosia, executive functions, and synaesthesia. Dr Jansari is most famous for his research into prosopagnosia, having made numerous TV appearances, including on BBC1’s The One Show, as well as hosting his own ‘Neuro Talk’ YouTube channel:

Some of Dr Jansari's recent publications include 'Acquired synaesthesia following 2C-B use' (2019), 'Using virtual reality to investigate multitasking ability in individuals with frontal lobe lesions' (2019), and 'Identification from CCTV: Assessing police super-recogniser ability to spot faces in a crown and susceptibility to change blindness' (2018).