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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Lifespan Development (PSY 340)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

June 2021 - Present

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: describe the sequence of human development, the processes underlying developmental change and stability, and the theoretical perspectives currently being used to examine human development; identify research methods currently being used to examine human development; describe explanations for individual differences in development; and define ethical principles underlying developmental research with children and adults.


This course provides students with an introduction to the theories, concepts, research methods, and findings relevant to the study of human development throughout the lifespan. Major developmental theories and issues are presented. Emphasis is placed on the integration of lifespan principles and concepts into individual social contexts. The effects of heredity and environment and ethical issues surrounding development are also explored.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology or Allied Health (1/22).