psy375 | undergraduate
Life Span Human Development
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Human Development: Basic Concepts, Methods, and Biological Beginnings
- Explain the life span perspective of development.
- Summarize theories of life span development.
- Explain how heredity and the environment interact to produce individual differences in development.
Infancy and Early Childhood
- Examine physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in infancy and early childhood.
- Explain how families affect the development of infants and young children.
- Evaluate the different parenting styles and their influence on development during infancy and early childhood.
- Discuss early childhood education and its influence on cognitive development.
Middle Childhood and Adolescence
- Examine physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in middle childhood and adolescence.
- Describe changes in peer relationships in middle childhood and adolescence.
- Examine aspects of adolescent egocentrism.
- Analyze pressures often faced in adolescence, such as peer pressure, substance use and abuse, dating, sexuality, and changes within family relationships.
Late Adulthood and the End of Life
- Examine physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in late adulthood.
- Evaluate ways to promote continued wellness and mitigate declining health associated with aging.
- Explore the ways in which death and dying are viewed at different points in human development and by different cultures.
Early and Middle Adulthood
- Examine physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in early and middle adulthood.
Evaluate the concept of emerging adulthood.
- Examine early and middle adulthood development of an individual in relationship to their psychological adjustment to aging and life style.
- Explore various roles acquired in early and middle adulthood.
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