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Human Growth and Development


This course provides an introduction to the major theories, models, and research related to human development throughout all stages of the lifespan from birth to death.  Students will study theoretical models and research focused on human development within various biological, environmental, social and cultural contexts.   


Learning Objectives

  • Describe human development from a lifespan theory perspective
  • Identify and describe the major theoretical approaches to human development and critically analyze these approaches
  • Explore and identify your values and ideas about human functioning, development and social conditions
  • Describe how negative environmental conditions and social attitudes and behaviors impair human development
  • Describe major influences on an individual’s development across the lifespan


Course Number: PSYC-40029
Credit: 4.50 unit(s)
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