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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Psychology - PSYCH 229

Life-Span Developmental Psychology

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

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:

  • Explain the symptoms and treatment of specific mental health related disorders affecting, children, adults and the
  • Interpret the relationship between health and certain lifestyle factors and measures for increasing health during
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/27/2020

 229142330Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Morgan T0/31/4Closed$12.00 

Fall; 2020; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 229142318Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Burke D2/31/0Open$12.00 
 229142409Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Burke D2/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 229142133Life Span Developmental PsychRMT4Burke D12/24/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 229142134Life Span Developmental PsychRMT4Burke D6/24/0Open$12.00T R  11:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB
 229142154Life Span Developmental PsychRMT4White-Underwood R13/24/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
 229142308Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Burke D2/31/1Closed$12.00 
 229142340Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Burke D3/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/16/2021

 229112727Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Burke D31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 229112129Life Span Developmental PsychRMT4Czar G31/31/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-12:24 PM WEBWEB
 229112486Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Burke D31/31/0Open$12.00 
 229112493Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Pilgrim C31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 229112130Life Span Developmental PsychRMT4Burke D31/31/0Open$12.00T R  12:30 PM-02:24 PM WEBWEB
 229112131Life Span Developmental PsychRMT4Jones S31/31/0Open$12.00T R  04:00 PM-05:54 PM WEBWEB
 229112132Life Span Developmental PsychRMT4Burke D31/31/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 229112305Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Burke D31/31/0Open$12.00 
 229112417Life Span Developmental PsychONL4Burke D31/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday