This course examines the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of individuals from infancy to very old age. Within the psychosocial framework, students will be able to research and apply developmental concepts to relevant problems in daily life.
Prerequisites Eligible to Enroll in ENGL- 121
Instructor Peggy Armitage
Office ST 226
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Examine the scientific process as it relates to psychological research.
2. Compare various methods of developmental research.
3. Assess the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of developmental research.
4. Compare the following basic theories as they relate to the lifespan: psychodynamic, behavioral, learning, social learning and cognitive.
5. Evaluate the theory of psychosocial development as described by Erik Erikson.
6. Examine the concept "Stage of Development" as it relates to psychosocial theory.
7. Examine the concept "Developmental Task" as it relates to psychosocial theory.
8. Examine the concept "Psychosocial Crisis" as it relates to psychosocial theory.
9. Analyze Erikson's stages of psychosocial development using developmental tasks, psychosocial crises and central processes as measures of understanding growth and development.
11. Compare physical, emotional, cognitive and social/environmental changes which occur between conception and very old age.
12. Evaluate scientific research with regard to similarities and dissimilarities among individuals and assess growth and change over the lifespan.
13. Evaluate and apply knowledge of psychosocial theory to personal and hypothetical situations
I. The Scientific Process
A. Research Design and Methods
B. Evaluating Existing Research
II. Psychosocial Theory
A. What Is A Theory?
B. Basic Concepts of Psychosocial Theory
1. Stages of Development
2. Developmental Tasks
3. Psychosocial Crises
C. Evaluation of Psychosocial Theory
III. Theories of Change
A. Biological Evolution
B. Cultural Differences
C. Psychosexual Development
D. Cognitive Development
F. Social Roles
IV. Pregnancy and Prenatal Development
VII. Early School Age
VIII. Middle School Age
IX. Early Adolescence
X. Later Adolescence
XI. Early Adulthood
XII. Middle Adulthood
XIII. Later Adulthood
XIV. Very Old Age
The course format includes but is not limited to the following:
This course does not have a face-to-face orientation.
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There are two equally weighted exams for this course.
This course is designated as a Writing Intensive class which means that a minimum 2,500 words will be required and graded. These writing assignments may be formal and/or informal, online written discussions, and essay questions on the exams.
If you have any questions or comments about this course, please send a message to Distance and Alternative Learning.
Last updated on 24-Feb-06 © Howard Community College, 2000