Harry Potter and Developmental Psychology

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Harry Potter and Developmental Psychology

In this course, we will read the first three books of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Over time the Harry Potter series has become a cultural phenomenon and has appealed to child and adult audiences around the world. In addition to magic, adventure, and mystery, these books also contain themes and concepts from developmental psychology. As we follow Harry through the first three years of his journey, we will learn about the science of child development and connect it to Harry and his friends’ experiences at Hogwarts.”