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Developmental Psychology Lifespan
DEV PSYCHOLOGY
CLASS CODE: PSYCH 201 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: PSYCHOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Social Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The study of biological, affective, social and cognitive aspects of behavior through the life span.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer (odd summers)
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Nature vs nurture issues. Theories of develoment research and scientific methods; prenatal, infancy, toddler, childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, later life, and death.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Know the theories of development, including broad description and intricate details.
2. Know stage related tasks and chanllenges.
3. Know the impact of choices made by caretakers, peers, and culture.
4. Demonstrate research techniques.
5. Interpret research.
6. Speak publicly of technical information.
7. Explain the scientific method.
8. Assess biological, psychological, and socio-cultrual aspects of the developing human.
9. Accept broad, over narrow variability.
10. Become more tolerant of differences, deficits, and variability.
11. Value empirical evidence over opinions.
12. Appreciate the reality of death, the plight of the aged, and the dying process.
REQUIREMENTS: Extensive reading, objective and essay exams, oral presentations, group work, organization of "life story", and detailed discussions.
PREREQUISITES: Psych 111
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