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

Winter; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/13/2017

 229112727Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Pilgrim C$12.000/31/0Closed

Winter; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/30/2017

 229112417Life Span Developmental Pscyh Online4Burke D$12.000/31/0Closed
 229112486Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Burke D$12.008/31/0Open

Winter; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/09/2017

 229017716Life Span Developmental Psych OE/OE4Morgan T$12.0019/31/0Open
 229112130Life Span Developmental Psych 4Burke D$12.001/31/0Open
T R 12:30PM-02:24PMBTC100
 229112131Life Span Developmental Psych 4Schulz-Perez K$12.000/28/0Closed
T R 04:00PM-05:54PMLA475
 229112132Life Span Developmental Psych 4Burke D$12.000/24/0Closed
T R 09:00AM-10:54AMLA230
 229112155Life Span Developmental Psych 4Nandigama P$12.005/28/0Open
T 06:00PM-09:54PMLA360
 229112305Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Burke D$12.000/31/0Closed
 229112442Life Span Developmental Psych Online4Burke D$12.0010/31/0Open

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