Spring 2009 not offered
This course summarizes classic and current theory and research on human development, highlighting the life-span perspective on development and the interacting contributions of biology and environment. Commonalities and differences among ethnic groups and cultures are considered, as are the broader social contexts within which individuals develop. Implications for educational practices and social policy are also discussed.
On a regular basis thorughout the course students will be asked to interpret empirical findings from research in psychology pertaining to various human development issues. This will take place in the context of class discussions. In addition, students will be assigned to a group project for which they are required to orally present opposing sides of a controversial issue relating to human development.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: PSYC105 OR PSYC101
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)(PSYC)
Berk, Laura E. (2007), DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LIFESPAN, (4th Ed.), Boston, MA: Pearson
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Quizzes; midterm and final examinations; group project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In the context of class discussions, students will be asked to interpret empirical findings from research in psychology pertaining to various human development issues. In addition, students will be assigned a group project requiring the oral presentation and critique of opposing views in a controversial issue related to human development.
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