PSY 211 - Developmental Psychology

Course Description

This course presents human development from conception to death including the historical and anthropological basis for studying development. The course includes hereditary factors as well as physical, social, linguistic, intellectual, and personality development. Group 1 course.

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Required Prerequisites

PSY 101

Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement into ENG 111/11

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the major psychological theories used to explain human development.
  • Identify major contributors to Developmental Psychology.
  • Describe the major research methods used by developmental psychologists.
  • Describe major concerns and issues salient at certain periods of the life cycle.
  • Describe a chronicle of the changes in the individuals physical, cognitive and personality development experienced from the beginning to the end of the life cycle.
  • Analyze real world problems using psychological concepts.
  • Apply key course concepts to real-life situations and experiences.
Human Dimension:
  • Correlate the relationship between psychological research and improving personal lives and society.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Describe the value of being an informed consumer of psychological knowledge.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Apply effective study and test-taking strategies to real-life situations.