Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Dec 03, 2020  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology

5 credits
Students will learn the stages of human development from infancy throughout the life span. Stages will be discussed in terms of physical, social and psychological. Normal growth and development are discussed for each developmental stage. Also addressed are deviations from normal as behaviors which interfere with function. Practical applications are made.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher) and ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss the general concepts of human development and behavior
  • Understand basic psychological terminology, concepts, and theories
  • Describe how biological, psychological, and social factors affect behavior
  • Explain the developmental theories of Erickson, Piaget, Kohlberg, and others
  • Describe the physical, mental, emotional, and social developmental characteristics at each developmental stage throughout the life span
  • Describe possible blocks to normal growth and development at all stages
  • Define the critical periods in development
  • Explain the impact on the individual and the family when individuals have not developed along expected patterns
  • Describe the stages of death and dying as defined by Kubler-Ross

Global Outcomes
This course teaches to the global outcome of intercultural appreciation.

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50