PSYC 678. African American Children and Families. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Enrollment is restricted to students with graduate standing in psychology or by permission of instructor. This course examines African American children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, as shaped by familial, societal, cultural, historical and contextual influences. The course explores several core theories, perspectives and methodological approaches that have been used to understand African American families and children. Particular attention is paid to integrity-based approaches that explain the developmental competencies of African American children in response to environmental risks that exceed normative expectations.