Catalog 2015-2016 
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Catalog 2015-2016 [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 045 , or ABED 046 , or equivalent placement score.
Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
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