Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
SS490; ST490
Prometric DSST exams are offered at colleges, universities or military bases that are not owned by Prometric.
2 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 developmental psychology
Credit is recommended for candidates scoring 400 or above


This exam was developed to enable schools to award credit to students for knowledge equivalent to that learned by students taking the course. DSST Lifespan Developmental Psychology is a multiple-choice exam designed to evaluate whether candidates possess the knowledge and understanding that would be gained by taking a college course in lifespan developmental psychology which includes the following content: models and theories; ethical issues; biological development; perception, learning and memory; cognition and language; social, emotional, and personality development; social behaviors; adjustment to life changes and stresses; and bereavement and loss.

Skills Measured:

The skills measured include the study of lifespan development (12 percent); biological development (18 percent); perception, learning and memory (15 percent); cognition and language (20 percent); and social, emotional and personality development (35 percent).
Instruction & Assessment
Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from Prometric Inc, DSST Credit-by-Exam