DaSCA focuses on the general processes of socialisation and child-rearing of children and adolescents, and on normative developmental pathways. Additionally, considerable attention is given to children and adolescents who are developmentally at risk. Understanding of the precursors and determinants of the risks they face is essential for development of effective interventions.

You will learn how to present a theoretical analysis of the relevant issues and debates in the field of development and socialisation, and acquire the skills needed to conduct theory-driven empirical research. You also acquire basic knowledge that enables you to assess psychosocial problems in childhood and adolescence, and evaluate intervention programmes.

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