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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY317 Lifespan Development (3 cr.)

This course provides an overview of theories of human development and research in the field. Physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social aspects of lifespan development are covered.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Identify the basic stages of human development from conception to old age.
  2. Describe theoretical approaches to human development and how each theory explains growth, development, and behavior.
  3. Understand the influence of heredity, environment, and maturation on changes across the life span.
  4. Identify developmental changes from physical, cognitive, affective, and social perspectives.
  5. Understand how ethnicity, culture, and gender might influence human development during particular developmental stages.

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