PY 211 - Lifespan Development
This course utilizes a lifespan approach to human development. It focuses on factors associated with physical, cognitive, social, and personality development from birth through adulthood. Using major developmental theories as a framework, biological, psychological, and environmental factors and their interplay will be discussed. Topics will also include philosophical and historical bases of theories as well as the cultural factors that influence development.
Prerequisites & Notes
PY 101 or Permission from the Program Director
Assignments: Varied Throughout the Term
Interactivity: Discussion Boards
Final Assessment: Final Research Paper
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain at least four major theories of human development.
- Describe the methods used to study human development and be able to critically evaluate research findings and conclusions.
- Explain several ways in which sociocultural influences affect human development.
- Apply the concepts of developmental psychology to relevant practical issues that may arise in your day-to-day personal and professional life.
- Reflect on an important developmental experience in order to gain new insights into your own growth and development.
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