Course Summary
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5 weeks (28 hours a week inside and outside class time)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 developmental psychology


The course objective is to provide knowledge of concepts, principles, theories and applications associated with the study of the life span, birth through death.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the concepts related to the study of life span development
  • Describe the cognitive, biosocial, and psychosocial development of the developing human through the life span
  • Describe and identify issues encountered by the developing human through the life span
  • Identify the conception of death and dying across the life span and in different cultures, and the grieving process, rituals, and customs that accompany death and dying
  • Describe the research methods in the study of and theoretical foundations for life span developmental psychology
  • Identify basic concepts of genetics

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to Lifespan Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Genetics
  • Prenatal Development
  • Childbirth
  • Infancy
  • Toddlerhood
  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood, Adolescence
  • Early Adulthood
  • Middle Adulthood
  • Late Adulthood
  • Death and Dying
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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Supplemental Materials

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