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This module addresses methods used in selected areas of developmental psychology, with a particular emphasis on language development and developmental disorders, including those with genetic causes. Experimental methods are reviewed and evaluated with examples from recent research. Attention is also given to studies of brain function during development and to the uses of fMRI, EEG and other increasingly used neuroimaging techniques. Particular issues arising from the study of infants, children or populations with developmental disorders are identified.

Assessment is based on a written assignment.