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Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development
27 hours (6 weeks).
December 2013 - Present.
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.
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.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (12/16) (4/22 revalidation).