Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Hostos Library Banner

PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology - Textbook

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and distinguish between the three domains of development: physical, cognitive and psychosocial
  • Discuss the normative approach to development
  • Understand the three major issues in development: continuity and discontinuity, one common course of development or many unique courses of development, and nature versus nurture
  • Discuss Freud’s theory of psychosexual development
  • Describe the major tasks of child and adult psychosocial development according to Erikson
  • Discuss Piaget’s view of cognitive development and apply the stages to understanding childhood cognition
  • Describe Kohlberg’s theory of moral development
  • Describe the cntribution of Piaget to developmental psychology.                            
  • Expalin Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
  • Describe the cntribution of Kohlberg to developmental psychology.
  • Expalin Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
  • Describe the stages of prenatal development and recognize the importance of prenatal care
  • Discuss physical, cognitive, and emotional development that occurs from infancy through childhood
  • Discuss physical, cognitive, and emotional development that occurs during adolescence
  • Discuss physical, cognitive, and emotional development that occurs in adulthood
  • Discuss hospice care
  • Describe the five stages of grief
  • Define living will and DNR


Click on the links below to access the assigned reading.

     9.1 What is Lifespan Development
     9.2 Lifespan Theories
     9.3 Stages of Development
     9.4 Death and Dying


Lifespan Development. Authored by: OpenStax CNX. Located at: License: CC BY-4.0. License Terms: Download for free at