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Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences
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.
54 hours (12 weeks)
August 2019 - Present
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain how the brain affects behavior; discuss the roles of nature (genetics), nurture (environment) in human development throughout the lifespan, and the development of language and thinking skills; discuss parenting styles and effective parenting, particularly in regards to discipline communication, and how humans develop morals and values; identify various states of consciousness and how they are achieved; compare classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and social learning; describe different types of motivation, different theorist’s approaches to personality, and stress management; define psychology and describe its goals; identify different types of abuse and discuss the cause and effect of trauma; discuss the importance of therapy, types of therapy that are available, stressors and triggers and how the body clings to unresolved issues; and explain the importance of relaxation and self-care.
This course examines the fundamental concepts of Psychology with emphasis on the understanding of different domains of normal human functioning as well as and introduction to psychological disorders and psychotherapy. Outside preparation includes completion of assigned readings and homework assignments.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Human Development, Human Services, Sociology, Allied Health, 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.