This course provides an introduction of human development across the lifespan. It explores the physical, cognitive, communicative/linguistic, and socio-emotional development of individuals across diverse backgrounds from infancy through late adulthood
During this course of study, students will acquire knowledge of:
A. The transactional contributions of biological and environmental features (including culture) to development throughout the lifespan.
B. Universal aspects of development, group and individual differences in development, and the factors that account for each of these differences.
C. Major theoretical models that guide our understanding of the course of development and the differing contributions of these models.
D. Critical application of developmental theories and research to psychological and educational practice