Nov 25, 2020  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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SO 309 - Human Behavior and Development

Focuses on the development of people in their environment and explores how individuals relate to memberships in families, groups, organizations and communities over their life span. Also addresses how social, biological, and cultural systems affect human potential and development through examining a variety of theoretical approaches.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Develop an understanding of the major theories and themes underlying the study of human development.

  • Critically analyze the relative significance of human developmental processes over the course of the life span based on empirical research and real-life experiences.

  • Examine and interpret the interrelationships between the domains of physical, cognitive, and socioemotional human development across the life span.
  • Consider the impact of individual differences and cultural/societal influences upon human development.
  • Think critically about the application of human developmental research across a variety of disciplines.
  • Gain a better understanding of your own human development, the positive and negative influences of the social environment, and biological factors.


Credits: 3

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