Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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PSYX 230A - Developmental Psychology

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): PSYX 100 
This course is an examination of the stages of normal development with the intent to provide a broad, comprehensive background in the study of human development from conception through the end of life.  The basic theme will focus on what can be done to facilitate the development of more fully functioning individuals at each particular stage of life and how culture and ethnicity influence development over the life span. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Define Developmental Psychology and what developmental psychologists do.
  • Describe the relationship of developmental psychology to other branches of psychology and related disciplines.
  • Describe and explain the major research methods and measures used in developmental psychology.
  • Define the major concepts, theories and phenomena in developmental psychology.
  • Apply the major developmental psychology findings to practical problems.
  • Understand the influence of culture and ethnicity on development.
  • Evaluate multiple perspectives to arrive at and articulate their own conclusion.

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