Life Span Human Development
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Course level: Undergraduate
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.
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
Theory and Foundations
- Identify the distinctive features of life span development.
- Recall key components of theories of human development.
- Identify biological processes and principles that contribute to genetics.
- Differentiate among the stages of prenatal development and the birthing process.
Infancy and Early Childhood
- Identify features of physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in infancy and early childhood.
Middle and Late Childhood and Adolescence
- Identify features of physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in middle and late childhood and adolescence.
Early and Middle Adulthood
- Identify features of physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in early and middle adulthood.
Late Adulthood and End of Life
- Identify features of physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in late adulthood.
- Determine challenges faced with the end of life.