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Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development

Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

27 hours (6 weeks).

Dates: 

December 2013 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: compare and contrast the different theoretical approaches to human growth and development, including those of Freud, Erikson, and Piaget; analyze research methods used in the study of human growth and development; illustrate how genetics affects intelligence and temperament; outline the role genetics plays in the development of psychological disorders; describe and explain the stages of development from newborns to adults; assess how intelligence changes throughout the life span; describe the stages of language development; model Erikson's stages of psychosocial development; evaluate attachment theory and how it works in infants; and compare and contrast developmental abnormalities, mood disorders, and mental disabilities.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: theoretical approaches to human growth and development; research methods and the study of human growth and development; genetic and environmental influences on development; biological development; sensory and perceptual development; cognition and cognitive development; creativity and intelligence development; language development; social development; social relationship development; and atypical development.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaurate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (12/16). 

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