PSYC 0630 - Advanced Developmental Psychology

Credits: 3

This course will deepen students’ understanding and respect for individuals and families at all points in the life-span. Basic and applied research provides a broad-based knowledge of the theories and issues of applied developmental psychology: its roots and new directions. Students pay particular attention to normative rather than maladaptive developmental outcomes, and diverse developmental processes across cultures. They view biological, psychological, and social development as influenced by cultural, economic, and political factors. Highlighted are issues of immediate social relevance, such as day care, adolescent pregnancy, child abuse, developmental assessment, and care for the elderly.

Prerequisites: PSYC 0202 Child Psychology, PSYC 0203 Adolescent Psychology, Human Development or permission of instructor

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