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Life-Span Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death.
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
Human Development 10th Edition Crandell, Crandell and Zanden
Supplies: pencil, pens, spiral notebook, and access to a computer. If you do not have your own computer, you will need to use AC computers located on the 4th floor of the Ware Student Commons or the Underground. . Exams, discussion posts and assignments will be online.
1. Learn and gain mastery over the basic facts and research findings, terminology, principles, and theories important in the various areas of lifespan developmental psychology.
2. Develop understanding, skills, and techniques for analyzing human behavior using a scientific approach.
3. Gain a basic understanding of the interaction between genetic and environmental influences on human development.
4. Gain a basic understanding of physical, cognitive, emotional and social development across the lifespan.
5. Gain a basic understanding of family, school and work achievement, and death and dying as they apply to lifespan development.
6. Analyze current issues and controversies in the field of developmental psychology.
7. Practice and develop critical thinking skills, and written communications skills.
8. Find ways to apply psychological findings to everyday life.
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There will be a total of 830 possible points for the semester. I do not plan on changing the amount of points possible, but please check your points often and check online often in case there is a change. If the amount of points possible changes the amount of points needed to earn a certain grade will also change. You will be able to check your grade on AC Online. To calculate your grade you will divide the number of points you have earned (the smaller number) by the number of possible points that you could have earned in the class (the larger number). Grading will be on the standard grade scale:
100-90% 830-747 points= A
89-80% 746-664 points = B
79-70% 663-581 = C
69-50% 580- 415 = D
Below 50% 415 or below = F
The points will be earned:
500 points for exams (5 100 points exams and you get to replace your lowest exam score with your highest)
230 online assignments
100 Social Learning project
Total points possible: 830 points
The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus and/or calendar if needed.
Monday June 7th Welcome Chapter 1 Introduction
Tuesday June 8th Chapter 2 Theories of Development
Wednesday June 9th Theories Assignment due Wednesday June 9th at 11:59 pm. This assignment will cover information in chapter 2.
Thursday June 10th Theories Assignment due Wednesday June 9th at 11:59 pm. This assignment will cover information in chapter 2.
Monday June 14th Chapter 3 Reproduction, Heredity, and Prenatal development and Chapter 4 Birth and Physical Development
Tuesday June 15th Finish chapter 3 and 4
Wednesday June 16th Chapter 5 Infancy- Cognitive and Language Development
Thursday June 17th Exam 1 opens (Ch 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5) Thursday June 17th and you will have until Sunday June 20th at 11:59 pm to complete the exam. Once you open the exam you have to complete it. If you lose connection or close the exam your grade will submit. Please email me as soon as possible with any problems. Do not wait until 10:00 pm on Sunday night to take the exam; it might be too late for me to help if you run into problems.
Monday June 21st Chapter 6 Infancy- Development of Emotional and Social Bonds
Tuesday June 22nd Discussion Assignment Infancy- Discipline vs. Abuse due by Wednesday June 23rd at 11:59 pm.
Chapter 7 – Early Childhood; Physical ad Cognitive
Wednesday June 23rd Chapter 8 Early Childhood; Emotional and Social
Thursday June 24th Exam 2 opens (Ch 6, 7 and 8) Thursday June 24th and you will have until Sunday June 27th at 11:59 pm to complete the exam. Once you open the exam you have to complete it. If you lose connection or close the exam your grade will submit. Please email me as soon as possible with any problems. Do not wait until 10:00pm on Sunday night to take the exam; it might be too late for me to help if you run into problems.
Monday June 28th Chapter 9- Middle Childhood: Physical and Cognitive
Tuesday June 29th Chapter 10- Middle Childhood: Emotional and Social
Wednesday June 30th Adolescence: Suicide assignment due Wednesday June 30thh 11:59 pm. This assignment covers information from chapter 11 and 12.
Thursday July 1st Chapter 11- Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive
Chapter 12 Adolescence: Emotional and Social
Exam 3 opens (Ch 9,10, 11, & 12) Thursday July 1st and you will have until Monday July 5th 11:59 pm to complete the exam. Once you open the exam you have to complete it. If you lose connection or close the exam your grade will submit. Please email me as soon as possible with any problems. Do not wait until 10:00pm on Sunday night to take the exam; it might be too late for me to help if you run into problems.
Monday July 5th Chapter 13- Early Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive
Tuesday July 6th **Social Learning Project Assignment Due**
Chapter 14- Early Adulthood: Emotional and Social
Wednesday July 7th Discussion Assignment Early Adulthood. due by Wednesday July 7th 11:59 pm.
Chapter 15- Middle Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive
Thursday June 8th Chapter 16- Middle Adulthood: Emotional and Social
Exam 4 (Ch 13, 14, 15, & 16) Thursday July 8th and you will have until Sunday July 11th 11:59 pm to complete the exam. Once you open the exam you have to complete it. If you lose connection or close the exam your grade will submit. Please email me as soon as possible with any problems. Do not wait until 10:00pm on Sunday night to take the exam; it might be too late for me to help if you run into problems.
Monday July 12th Your development Essay due Wednesday July 14th 11:59 pm. This assignment will allow you to reflect over all the chapters, your life and what you have learned about developmental psychology and your own life.
Tuesday June 13th Your development Essay due Wednesday July 14th 11:59 pm. This assignment will allow you to reflect over all the chapters, your life and what you have learned about developmental psychology and your own life.
Wednesday July 14th Chapter 17 Late Adulthood Physical and Cognitive
Thursday July 15th Chapter 18 Late Adulthood Emotional and Social
Monday July 19th Chapter 19- Dying and Death
Exam 5 opens (Ch 17, 18 & 19) Tuesday July 20th and you will have until Monday July 26th 11:59 pm to complete the exam. Once you open the exam you have to complete it. If you lose connection or close the exam your grade will submit. Please email me as soon as possible with any problems. Do not wait until 10:00pm on Monday night to take the exam; it might be too late for me to help if you run into problems.
Good luck on all your finals! Enjoy the rest of your Summer!
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I will not be holding office hours during the summer but we can always try to set-up an appointment that will work. (806)371-5192
If you email me within the class my response will go to your Gmail. IF you do not check your Gmail then please email me form the email address you check the most so we make sure we communicate.
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