Course Summary
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Lifespan Development Psychology
Credit is recommended for examinees with scores of 400 and above.


The exam consists of 97 multiple-choice questions. It is administered to test takers without time limits; however, most test takers complete the examination within 90 minutes.

Skills Measured:

(Approximate Percentageof Examination by Content Area): 12% The study of lifespan development- models and theories; methods of study; ethical issues 18% Biological development-genetic factors (including counseling); prenatal development and birth; physical development (nutrition, health); motor development; sexual development;neurological development; sensory development; aging process; dying and deat;h 13% Perception, learning, and memory- perceptual development; learning, conditioning, and modeling; memory development; learning disabilities;attention and information processing; 22% Cognition and language-cognitive developmental theory; problem solving;mental abilities; cognitive styles; language development and theories; social cognition; 35% Social, emotional, and personality development-personality development; social behaviors; family life cycle; extra-familial settings (e.g., day-care, school, nursing home, hospice); singlehood and cohabitation; occupational development and retirement; adjustment, life stresses, and life-styles; bereavement and loss.
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