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A general introduction to resources to support psychology at LSC-University Park.

PSYC 2314 Information

A study of development from conception to death with emphasis on factors which influence growth and development. Consideration will be given to social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth and development at each period of the lifespan.  Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; PSYC 2301.

  1. Identify the stages of the developing person at different periods of the life span from birth to death.
  2. Identify the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that affect the development process of the individual.
  3. Identify the biosocial, cognitive and psychological influences throughout the lifespan as an ongoing set of processes, involving both continuity and change.
  4. Identify the different developmental perspectives of the major theories of development (i.e. cognitive, learning, humanistic and psychodynamic).
  5. Identify factors of responsible personal behavior with regard to issues such as sexual activity, substance abuse, marriage, and parenting.
  6. Identify examples of some of the cultural and ethnic differences that influence development throughout the lifespan.
  7. Demonstrate critical thinking and cognitive processing abilities by careful, thoughtful reading and clear written expression through written assignments and class interaction.
  8. Identify the various causes or reasons for disturbances in the developmental process.


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