psy205 | undergraduate

Life Span Human Development

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This course focuses on a historical view of human development leading to the current lifespan approach to form an understanding of the developing individual, and it explores influences on human development, ranging from individual models to cross-cultural groups. Emphasis is given to personality, social, intellectual, and physical development, and the major theories used to describe how people change throughout their life span.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Middle Childhood and Adolescence

    • Describe physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in middle childhood and adolescence.
    • Analyze common challenges in middle childhood and adolescence.

    Infancy and Early Childhood

    • Describe physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in infancy and early childhood.
    • Evaluate the different parenting styles and their influence on development during infancy and early childhood.
    • Examine the effect of attachment on emotional development.

    Theory & Foundations

    • Explain how heredity and the environment interact to produce individual differences in development.
    • Differentiate the lifespan perspective from other major theoretical perspectives on human development.

    Late Adulthood and End of Life

    • Explore the ways in which death and dying are practiced by different cultures.
    • Evaluate ways to promote continued wellness to mitigate declining health associated with aging.
    • Describe physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in late adulthood.

    Early and Middle Adulthood

    • Describe the dynamics in relationships throughout early and middle adulthood.
    • Explain the concept of emerging adulthood.
    • Describe physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in early and middle adulthood.
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