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PSYC& 200 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology

5 Credits
Examines physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development from conception to death. Facilitates a greater understanding of children, adolescents, and adults as they develop and change over time in specific cultural contexts.

Pre-requisite(s) PSYC& 100 min. 1.0
Course Note Previously PSYCH 215.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day, Online
Fall Day, Online
Winter Day, Online
Spring Day, Online

Designed to Serve All students.
Active Date 20210315T16:25:58

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area II

Course Outline
  • Developmental principles, theories, and domains
  • Prenatal development
  • Birth - Two Years
  • Early childhood
  • Middle and late childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Emerging adulthood
  • Adulthood
  • Late adult years
  • Death and dying

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe key concepts, principles and overarching themes in developmental psychology.

Describe what kinds of additional information beyond personal experience are acceptable in developing behavioral, developmental explanations i.e. popular press reports vs scientific findings.

Identify and navigate psychology databases and other legitimate sources of developmental psychology information.

Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry into the study of developmental psychology.

Identify aspects of individual and cultural diversity and the interpersonal challenges that often result from diversity and context.

Describe developmental psychology related issues of global concern.

Identify the range of possible factors that influence beliefs and conclusions regarding human behavior and development.

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