Course Syllabus

PSYC 210
Developmental Psychology

Course Description
An overview of the human life span from conception through senescence. Continuity of development as well as critical periods faced by the maturing human will be emphasized using contemporary theories and research as foundation materials.

Human development is not only fascinating, it is also useful. This course is of value, therefore, in almost every area of study. If you are preparing to work with people of any age, this course can help. The more you understand how people grow and think at every age, the more you will be able to act with compassion, wisdom, and understanding.

  I. Prerequisites

  II. Required Resource Purchase
American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (current edition). Washington, DC: Author.
Berger, K. S. (2014). The developing person through the life span (9th ed.) New York, NY: Worth Publishers. ISBN: 9781464139796.
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  III. Additional Materials for Learning
      A. Computer with Internet access (broadband recommended)
      B. Microsoft Office

  IV. Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
      C. Define developmental terms, concepts, and theories.
      D. Discuss the influences of heredity and environment on individual development.
      E. Explain the different developmental stages of the lifespan.
      F. Apply knowledge of lifespan development to personal, work, and spiritual life.
      G. Examine spiritual formation and apply to personal development stages.
      H. Discuss biblical standards...