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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

PSYC& 200 - Lifespan Psychology

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
An in-depth study of human development focusing on the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial domains of each of the stages of the lifespan from birth to death. Formerly: PSY 103.
Course Outcomes:
  • Distinguish among the major theoretical perspectives within lifespan psychology and apply them to an array of topics in the field of lifespan psychology.
  • Explain the major changes which occur to humans across the lifespan in terms of cognitive, biological, and psychosocial development.
  • Apply developmental psychological concepts to self and others.
  • Define and explain psychological terminology related to lifespan psychology.
  • Appraise the value and validity of research in the area of lifespan psychology.
  • Explain the factors related to individual differences in human growth and change across the lifespan.
Course Topics:
  1. Psychological theorists and theories, research, and concepts across the lifespan:
  2. Prenatal development
  3. Infancy and toddlerhood
  4. Early childhood
  5. Adolescence
  6. Emerging adulthood
  7. Adulthood
  8. Late adulthood
Course Attribute(s): Social Science