PSY 1603.03 – Developmental Psychology
Course Syllabus: Fall 2007
Keidy Ding, M.S.
T/Th 10:50- 11:50
*and by appointment
*and by appointment
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In this course students will explore and understand the ways in which human beings develop
over the life span. By studying physical, emotional, social, and cognitive changes throughout
infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, students will gain a clearer understanding of the
many processes which affect behavior from birth to death.
Learn basic concepts in developmental psychology, and be able to apply them to
Understand the major theoretical foundations of developmental psychology
Gain an understanding of people in various stages of life, and be able to understand their
Understand the ways in which various cultures affect life-span development
Think critically and openly about issues related to life-span development
Berk, L.E. (2008).