PSYCH 4382

PSYCH 4382

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The intricate relations between language and thought have stirred a heated debate from ancient philosophy to the era of modern science. Does language precede thought or vice versa? Do different languages create a different understanding of one's physical and social environment?  In this course we will examine some leading theories and empirical studies on the interconnections between these two complex abilities of the mind; and explore their developmental trajectories and interactions from infancy to adulthood.

When Offered Spring, Summer.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

Comments Spring 2023 will be the final offerring of this course.

  • Discuss the substance and validity of theories and empirical studies on the relation between language and thought.
  • Discern and describe the key factors (e.g., perceptual, linguistic, cognitive, and socio-emotional) that affect children's developing relations between language and thought.
  • Apply knowledge gained in objectives #1 & #2 to analyze and critique current developmental studies on the unique experience of monolingual and multilingual infants, young children and adolescents in Israel in relation to the development of the relations between language and thought.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 4380

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17848 PSYCH 4382   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person