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Syllabus: Lifespan Development (Psyc 203S-28912)SPRING 2022Instructor:Beverly A. George, B.A., M.A.Instructor’sElectronic Address:[email protected]Main Office:Psychology Dept. (Norfolk campus): 683-4439Course Description: A broad contemporary view of the processes of development.The influences of biological and environmental factors in the development of personality and cognitivefunctioning are explored. The textbook is organized in 4 major sections: 1.) Prenatal Development,Infancy, Early Childhood, 2.) School-Age Children and Adolescents, 3.) Young and Middle Adulthood,and 4.) Later Adulthood.Lecture 3 hrs; 3 credits. No prerequisitesCourse Objectives:This course is designed to help the student understand human development andapply this knowledge to interactions with people of all different ages. More specifically:1.You will learn about different theories of development and apply these perspectives toyour understanding of human behavior.2.You will be able to identify, describe, and analyze human behavior for various age groupsby examining various scientific approaches of human development indicative to each group.3.You will acquire information on developmental changes involving physical, cognitive,perceptual, and social-emotional development. This knowledge will enable you to makeexciting observations of human behavior with a deeper understanding.4.You will obtain an understanding of how the interaction of age with gender and racial andethnic backgrounds influence human development by focusing on genetic, cultural, andfamilial effects and their impact on every stage of development.Required Text:Kail, Robert V. and John C. Cavanaugh.Human Development: A Life-Span View(8thedition).ISBN(new or rent):9781337554831Digital Format:ISBN:9781337671170Course Format:This is an “asynchronous” online course meaning no set class times and meetings.Occasional Zoom meetings may be held for discussion and review of course material. Students will benotified of such meetings via email and Blackboard. Zoom sessions will be recorded and posted on Bb forthose who are unable to attend. All assignments, study materials, and audio lectures are on Blackboard.Zoom Meetings:Since this is an asynchronous course, attending Zoom meetings is recommended but notrequired. During live meetings, students need to turn on cameras and act and dress appropriately. In short,online students are expected to conduct themselves respectfully as if they were in an in-person class.NO eating and NO driving (for obvious safety reasons) during Zooms. (Non-alcoholic drinking is fine.)Professor George’s teaching assistant will be invited to attend Zoom sessions and will monitor chat box.Helpful Tips:* READ your email from ODU daily, ideally at least twice a day for important notices.

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