Psychology - PSYCH 209
3 Credit Hours3 Lecture Hours
This course examines the general characteristics of development, development of social behavior, feelings, emotions, language, growth of understanding and interests, with emphasis on personality and problems of adjustment.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Summarize the contributions and criticisms of the major developmental theories.
- Examine common methods used in developmental research.
- Explain the eclectic perspective of contemporary developmentalists.
- Explain the interaction of biology and culture in the developing person from the prenatal period through adolescence.
- Identify how prenatal development, maternal behavior and parturition influence subsequent development.
- Identify the influences of emotional and social factors on development from birth through adolescence.
- Explain the influences of biological factors on development from birth through adolescence.
- Explain the influences of cognitive factors on development from birth through adolescence.
- Compare the emotional, social, biological and cognitive perspectives of child and adolescent development.
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