Life-Span Developmental Psychology (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

Human development from conception through death is examined. Biological, cognitive and psychosocial development topics are explored with an understanding of the theories and research findings across the life-span.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Summarize the contributions and criticisms of the major developmental theories and theorists.
  • Examine common mistakes made in the interpretation of research.
  • Examine the benefits of prenatal care.
  • Explain the nutritional needs of infants.
  • Differentiate three theories of language learning, and current views on language learning.
  • Explain the main developments in the emotional life, including attachment theory, of the child between six months and two years.
  • Discuss the major characteristics of Piaget's stage of preoperational thought.
  • Explain the symptoms and treatment of specific mental health related disorders affecting, children, adults and the elderly.
  • Examine the special problems of bullies and their victims and possible ways of helping such children.
  • Explain the development of the brain during adolescence.
  • Interpret the use and misuse of prescription medications when treating children, adults and the elderly.
  • Explain the psychosocial and biosocial development of adolescence, adulthood and the elderly.
  • Interpret the relationship between health and certain lifestyle factors and measures for increasing health during middle adulthood.
  • Examine changes in memory, attention and learning in adulthood.
  • Evaluate changes in cognition and emotion in adulthood.
  • Evaluate religious and cultural variations in how death is viewed and treated.
  • Examine the contributions of gerontology to changing views about old age.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/19/2017

 229142318Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Burke D$12.0028/31/0Open
 229142323Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Burke D$12.0031/31/0Open
 229142325Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Burke D$12.0030/31/0Open
 229142409Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Burke D$12.0024/31/0Open

Fall; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/28/2017

 229142133Life Span Developmental Psych 4Burke D$12.0010/31/0Open
T R 12:30PM-02:24PMBTC100
 229142134Life Span Developmental Psych 4Burke D$12.0011/28/0Open
T R 08:30AM-10:24AMLA360
 229142154Life Span Developmental Psych 4White-Underwood R$12.0020/28/0Open
M W 06:00PM-07:54PMLA260
 229142308Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Pilgrim C$12.0023/31/0Open
 229142330Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Burke D$12.0022/31/0Open

Spring; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/08/2017

 229122110Life Span Developmental 4White-Underwood R$12.0021/31/0Open
T R 12:30PM-04:43PMLA270
 229122304Life Span Developmental Online4Burke D$12.003/31/0Open
 229122328Life Span Developmental Online4Burke D$12.0010/31/0Open
 229122335Life Span Developmental Online4Burke D$12.0020/31/0Open

Summer; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/03/2017

 229132923Life Span Developmental Online4Burke D$12.003/31/0Open
 229132927Life Span Developmental Online4Burke D$12.0014/31/0Open
 229132929Life Span Developmental Online4Pilgrim C$12.0019/31/0Open

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