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Cognitive Assessment of Child and Adolescent Development

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Ricardo Lugo
Karakter A-F
Language of instruction - English
Telefon: 612 88000

The course is part of the summer school program between Lillehammer University College and Presbyterian College (USA). Each school will recruit students to the course. The course is part of a total of 15 ECTS summer school program, and will be taken jointly with the Cross-Cultural Childhood and Adolescent Development Course (7,5 ECTS).  Students participating in the course will also commit to social activities that will go outside of the course, together with students from Presbyterian College. 

The course gives an in-depth and applied understanding of the psychosocial cognitive processes in children and adolescents in respect to developmental aspects of personal, school, and family influences. Students will gain an understanding of how the interaction of psychosocial factors, such as individual dispositions, learning environments, and resilience factors, influence development. Students will gain in-depth understanding theoretical and applied aspects of the psychosocial processes through didactic discussion with experts within the field and through training in relevant assessment tools. Students will also gain insight to ethical and cultural aspects of assessment. 


Knowledge objectives

Students will

  • Acquire knowledge about theoretical and applied approaches to and explanations of childhood development
  • Understand the ethical issues of childhood and adolescent psychosocial interactions of individual differences, learning environments and assessment methods
  • Understand how the design of interventions influence psychosocial development in children and adolescents
  • Understand the applied aspects of mapping and intervention tools and its capabilities and limitations

Skill objectives

Students will be able to

  • Explain terminology and theoretical approaches within developmental psychology
  • Discuss theories and empirical research findings analytically and critically
  • Understand how developmental factors, including biological, social and environmental factors, influence psychosocial functioning of children
  • Develop an understanding and use of measurement tools within developmental psychology
  • Assess and analyze the results of relevant mapping and screening tools
  • Be able to plan psychosocial developmental interventions based assessment measurements and theoretical aspects of developmental psychology

General competence

Upon completion of the course, students will

  • Know theoretical concepts and applied aspects of developmental psychology
  • Understand and be able to communicate the interplay and interaction between biological, psychosocial, and environmental factors on development
  • Be able to use and report specific profiling assessments
  • Be able to produce intervention plans within developmental psychology 

Undervisnings- og læringsmetode

Lectures, seminars, practical exercises and assessments, collaborative learning, problem-based learning, supervision, laboratory exercises.


Admitted students must have completed one year psychological science.

Emne er valgbart for
Students admitted to and that have completed the first year of Bachelor of Psychological Science (BA Psykologi) at Lillehammer University College and to approved BSc/BA psychology programs

Students will need to present written and oral assessment reports and participate in mandatory seminars for skill development 


A school based multiple choice examination 

Tillatte hjelpemidler

No allowance of resources

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