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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Human Growth and Development (PSY-203)

Formerly Human Growth and Development (PSY-301)

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2014 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe developmental psychology's theoretical perspectives and research methods, genetic and environmental influences on development, development in the womb, the birth process, and the characteristics of newborns; analyze research and theory regarding cognitive, emotional, and social childhood development; interpret research and theory regarding cognitive, emotional and social development in adolescence and early adulthood; and investigate research and theory regarding cognitive, emotional, and social development in middle and late adulthood.


This self-study course explores how humans develop cognitively, emotionally, and socially as they age. Major topics include: prenatal development through infancy, childhood, and adulthood, cognitive, moral, physical, emotional, and social development, foundations of the discipline and its research methods. The unit objectives in this course are aligned with the American Psychological Association's Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major (Version 2.0, August, 2013).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Social Science, General Science or Teacher Education (12/14) (1/20 revalidation).