Lifespan Psychology

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Course Description: 
This course presents a comprehensive overview of the various theories and stages of human development throughout the lifespan. This course may fulfil requirements in human development for nursing, psychology and related occupations. 5 theory hours. Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Recommended Preparation: ENGL& 101. Prerequisites: PSYC& 100 or instructor permission.
Course Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Personal Dimensions of Lifespan Psychology
    • Develop understanding, skills, and techniques for analyzing human behavior using the methods of science.
    • Gain a basic understanding of family, play, work, and death and dying as they apply to lifespan development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Social Dimensions of Lifespan Psychology
    • Gain a basic understanding of the interaction between genetic and environmental influences on human development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Knowledge Building and the Cognitive Dimension of Lifespan Psychology
    • Learn and gain mastery over the basic facts and research findings, terminology, principles, and theories important in the various areas of lifespan developmental psychology.
    • Practice and develop critical thinking skills, and written and oral communications skills as they relate to human development.