PSY 108 - Human Growth and Development
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: PSY 101
This course combines specific areas of human development, for example, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development and specific developmental time periods: prenatal, infant, toddler, young childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood and older adulthood. Multiple developmental theories plus biological and ecological influence in each period demonstrate how the individual and the individual's world interact in human development. The history of the study of human development and research methodologies specific to human development are included.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Analyze the major physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of development at each of the major stages in life.
- Compare and contrast the major views of development such as the Behavioristic, Psychoanalytical, Cognitive, Ethological, Humanistic, etc.
- Summarize the major theorists in Developmental Psychology, such as Freud, Piaget, Erikson, Skinner, Vygotsky, Maslow, Jung, etc.
- Describe the history of the study of human development incorporating the methodologies in developmental research, such as longitudinal studies, cross- sectional studies and cross-sequential studies and ethical principles of research.
- Define intelligence and compare the major theorists and their measurement instruments across the life span.
- Explain cultural diversity and identify the physical and mental challenges faced across the life span.
- Evaluate the effects of poverty on health and personality and solutions to these problems.
- Evaluate differences among the cognitive theories of development.
- The history of the study of human development and research design, research methodology and ethical principles of research in developmental studies
- Theoretical views of development
- Genetic influences on pre-and post-natal development
- Infancy health, cognition and personality
- Early childhood health, cognition and personality
- Middle childhood health, cognition and personality
- Adolescence health, cognition and personality
- Young adulthood health, cognition and personality
- Middle adulthood health, cognition and personality
- Late adulthood health, cognition and personality
- Death and dying, grief and loss
Currently recognized texts, videos, handouts, internet resources and library resources.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC's definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/11/2019
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Culture Society & Citizenship
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