Oct 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 462 - Developmental Psychology

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The course surveys human development for the entire lifespan beginning with prenatal development. Major theories, research, and issues related to biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial growth are examined and the interplay of these three domains is considered. Emphasis is placed on understanding the student’s own developmental past, present, and future. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the life span as an ongoing developmental process, or set of processes, involving both continuity and change, by giving examples from the literature, including physical, social, cognitive, and personality development
  • Analyze different developmental events from the perspectives of major theories of development: probabilistic epigenesis, dynamic systems theory, cognitive, sociocultural, social-learning, ecological, and recognize those theories when used by others to analyze events
  • Explain how research contributes to the understanding of development and to evaluate and use research findings appropriately
  • Recall important development concepts, and be able to recognize and apply these concepts in various situations
  • Formulate relevant questions about developmental processes and events and use standardized techniques for gathering objective answers to these questions

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Dr. Alicia Domack

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