Psych 1603 Ch 1 - Psychology 1603 Spring 2008 Keidy Ding,...

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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 1603 Spring 2008 Keidy Ding, M.S. 1 I ntroduction A discussion-centered class that focuses on both the fundamental theories and current research. s Topics to be covered: sex, pregnancy, birth, parenting, drugs, addiction, genetics, education, memory, learning, physical health, mental health, divorce, trauma, abuse, accidents, culture, gender, socioeconomic issues, death, griefand so MUCH MORE! 2 Ground Rules Discussion is welcome and encouraged. s Please contribute to the discussion in a constructive & respectful manner. s Listen attentively to your classmates. s Arrive to class on time. s Do not hold side conversations. 3 What is Human Development? Traditional Approach Emphasizes birth through adolescence Little attention to adulthood & aging s Lifespan Approach Studies developmental changes throughout the lifespan More equal attention to childhood & adulthood 4 Characteristics of the Lifespan Approach Lifelong Birth to Death s Multidimensional & Multidirectional...
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Psych 1603 Ch 1 - Psychology 1603 Spring 2008 Keidy Ding,...

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