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