Human Development

PSYC 2030

Much of what many of us know about the process of development across the life course is based on myth and misconception. This can impact our relationships and our effectiveness as peers, partners, and parents. Therefore, this course is designed to provide a foundation of practical knowledge concerning developmental processes.

In addition, this course will be taught from a life-span developmental perspective. This perspective maintains that human development occurs at all points across the life-span and that we develop within a cultural context. Thus, we will look at development from "womb to tomb" and examine different developmental patterns cross-culturally. We will examine change and consistency in human behavior across the life-span including social, cognitive, personality, emotional, and physical development.