Life Span Development

Course Description

Lifespan Development is a broad-based course in developmental psychology that explores the processes that shape human development from conception to death. In this course, the scientific study of the biological, psychological, cognitive, emotional, personal, and social changes that occur throughout the lifespan will be examined with respect to the effects of heredity and culture, major developmental theories, moral development, gender role issues, sexuality, and family relationship issues that occur at every stage of development. Controversial and ethical issues relevant to lifespan development and the scientific study of human development will be critically examined and analyzed.(Prerequisite: PSYC-105 or PSYC-106)