The student will learn the major psychological perspectives of human development from prenatal development and birth, infancy, early childhood, middle and late childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood to middle and late adulthood. Students will also become well acquainted with the behavioral, cognitive, emotion, environmental, genetic, physiological, and sociocultural aspects of development across the lifespan.
This class will focus on the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of humans from the prenatal period up to adulthood. The course will require students to examine the theories and research methodology encompassing familial, genetic, and socio-cultural influences on human development. At the end of this course, students who have fully participated should be able to:
The reading and written assignments will ensure that students in this course will satisfy the following flexible core learning outcomes: