Eastwick College | Evaluated Learning Experience
Developmental Psychology (PSYCH102)
54 hours (12 weeks)
August 2019 – Present
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: discuss various theories and ideas concerning influences of genetics versus environment in psychological development throughout the lifespan; describe the major developmental tasks to be accomplished at each stage of the lifespan; identify the major theoretical perspectives related to developmental psychology and explain the role of the scientific method and research in the field; identify characteristic behaviors associated with various stages of development and describe practical implications of those behaviors, particularly implications for learning, language acquisition, and cognitive, social and physical development; develop an awareness of cross-cultural differences in patterns of development and understand the role of multiculturalism in human interactions; explain the impact of critical life experiences, such as death and dying, and the grieving process; discuss special needs populations such as the mentally ill, the disadvantaged, and the disabled; and integrate principles from nursing, the biological sciences, social sciences and the humanities to explain the breadth and depth of the science of developmental psychology.
This course provides an overview of the psychological growth and development of the individual through the lifespan, from conception to death. Concepts and principles of each stage of development will be explored. The major theories of development will be discussed to explore the science of development. This includes the biosocial, psychosocial, moral and language domains. This course stresses the interaction of social, cognitive, and psychological factors as they interact with culture, work, gender, personality, health, and environment in development through the life span. Outside preparation includes research and writing for assigned term paper; and completion of case studies, workbook exercises, and study guides for exam review.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Developmental Psychology, Human Development, Human Services, Sociology, Lifespan Development, or as a General Education Elective (5/22). NOTE: This course was previously evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE). To view credit recommendations previously established, visit the ACE National Guide.