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PSYC-2314-003 Lifespan Growth & Development
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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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
Textbook: Lifespan Development: Lives in Context 2nd edition Tara L. Kuther
Student performance and learning outcomes for PSYC 2314:
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 850 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% 850-765 points= A
89-80% 764-680 points = B
79-70% 679-595 = C
69-60% 594-510 = D
Below 60% 510 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)
50 points for attendance
100 online assignments
50 points for on-line discussion assignments
150 Social Learning project
Total points possible: 800 points
The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus and/or calendar if needed.
Monday June 6th Introduction and syllabus
Tuesday June 7th Chapter 1 Understanding Human Development:
Approaches and Theories
Wednesday June 8th Chapter 2 Biological and Environmental Foundations
Thursday June 9th Theories Assignment due Thursday June 9th at 11:59 pm. This assignment will cover information in chapter 1.
Monday June 13th Chapter 3 Prenatal period, birth and the newborn
Tuesday June 14th Finish chapter 3
Wednesday June15th Birth Defects Assignment due Wednesday June 15th by 11:59 pm.
Thursday June 16th
Exam 1 opens (Ch 1, 2 & 3) Thursday June 16th and you will have until Sunday June 19th 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 20th Chapter 4 Physical development in infancy and toddlerhood
Tuesday June 21st Chapter 5 Congtive development in infancy and toddlerhood
Discussion #1: Infancy- Discipline vs. Abuse. Your initial post and your responses to two for your classmates by Wednesday June 22nd at 11:59 pm.
Wednesday June 22nd Chapter 6 Socioemotional development in infancy and toddlerhood
Thursday June 23rd
Exam 2 opens (Ch 4, 5,and 6) Thursday June 23rd and you will have until Sunday June 26th 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 27th Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive in early childhood
Tuesday June 28th Chapter 8 Socioemotional development in early childhood
Wednesday June 29th **Social Learning Project Assignment Due**
Thursday June 30th Chapter 9 Physical and Cognitive in middle childhood
Monday July 4th Happy 4th!
Tuesday July 5th Chapter 10 Socioemotional development in middle childhood
Wednesday July 6th Debate assignment over middle childhood due Wednesday July 6th by 11:59 pm
Thursday July 7th
Exam 3 opens (Ch 7,8, 9 and 10) Thursday July 7th and you will have until Sunday July 10th 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 11th Chapter 11: Adolescence- Physical and cognitive development
Chapter 12: Adolescence- emotional and social development
Tuesday July 12th Chapter 13: Early adulthood- physical and cognitive development
Chapter 14: Early adulthood- emotional and social development
Wednesday July 13th Discussion # 2 Early Adulthood. Your initial post your responses to two of your classmates by Wednesday July 13th 11:59 pm.
Thursday July 14th
Exam 4 (Ch 11, 12, 13, & 14) Thursday July 14th and you will have until Sunday July 17th 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 18th Middle Adulthood myth and reality chapter 15 and chapter 16
Tuesday July 19th Chapter 17: Late adulthood-physical and cognitive development
Wednesday July 20th Chapter 18: Late adulthood- emotional and social development
Thursday July 21st Chapter 19: Death and Dying
Exam 5 opens (Ch 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19) Thursday July 21st and you will have until Tuesday 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.
Monday July 25th Your development Essay due Tuesday July 26th 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 July 26th Your development Essay due Tuesday July 26th 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.
Good luck on all your finals! Enjoy the rest of your Summer!
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