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Unformatted text preview: RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE Department of Psychology Summer 2008 ' Psychology 230 Dr. Beverly A. Goldfield Human Development Horace Mann 315 Monday-Thursday 10:00-12:00 456-8813 b oldfield ric.edu Office hours: Wed 12:00-1:00 and by appointment I leS' 17. -V r. _V I“ - -' ‘_ r , I .. - Bleerry'SporrandflnzBorgman ' fIPRéDichmATous Named-41465 _. WWIWWIW WECANFINPWK' ' BEGlW'mUMBEB' * . CLOTHEGWATEHT MULTl-TAQKINGBElNGS. . - ‘ Jeremy's parents appear to look forward to grandchildren who will be uniquely suited to the demands .of the 21st century! This course will examine both the biological foundations and the environmental supports that motivate human development. We will survey significant developmental milestones and consider research and theory into the mechanisms that underlie physical and psychological change throughout the life- span. Reguired Text , Berk, LE. (2008). Exploring lifespan development. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Course Policies (1) Your ATTENDANCE at each class is REQUIRED. Please be on time. You are responsible for signing in on the attendance sheet that I will circulate at the beginning of class. if you miss a class, you are responsible for contacting me asap and getting handouts and assignments distributed during that class. More than 2 absences from class (unless a problem with your attendance has been discussed with me) are considered excessive. I will deduct 10 points for each absence over and above 2. Please turn off your cell phones in class and refrain from text-messaging. (2) The dates when assignments will be handed out are indicated on your class schedule. If you are absent from class on a day when an assignment is due to be handed out, it is your responsibility to contact me and arrange to pick up the assignment and hand it in on time. I will deduct 10 points for each 24-hour period that an assignment is late. (3) IF YOU CANNOT TAKE AN EXAM FOR ANY REASON, YOU MUST CONTACT ME BEFORE THE EXAM IS GIVEN; FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF 0 FOR THAT EXAM. Accommodation Statement Rhode Island College is committed to making reasonable efforts to assist individuals with documented disabilities. If you are seeking reasonable classroom accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, you are required to register with the Student Life Office, located in room127 in Craig Lee (456-8061). To receive academic accommodations for this class, please obtain the proper forms from the Student Life Office and meet with me at the beginning of the semester. Course Reguirements (1) Written assignments. There are 2 written assignments. These assignments will require you to integrate course material and outside readings in order to address some real-world issue or concern in the field of human development. Assignments require you to read, think analytically, and write clearly. (2). Exams. Three exams will be given during regularly scheduled class periods. Each exam will be a mix of objective questions, definitions, and short essays. The exams are based on readings and lecture material. Grading 2 written assignments (100 pts. each) =200 points 3 exams (100 points each) =300 Total 500 points Additional points may be added or deducted where appropriate for attendance and participation. Final grades are based on the percentage of 500 points you have earned in the course, as follows: A = sac-100% of 500 points 0 = 70—79% ‘ F = below 60% B = 80-89% D = 60-69% Class schedule and reading assignments B refers to your Berk textbook. Additional readings may be handed out in class or placed on reserve in Adams library. M 5H9 introduction to the study of human development: history, theory Tu 5I20 and research methods. B ch. 1 W 5I21 Biological and environmental foundations of development B. ch. 2 Th 5I22 Prenatal development, birth, and the newborn M Tu 5127 Physical development in infants and toddlers B. ch. 4. W 5128 Cognitive development in infants and toddlers B ch. 5 Th 5?29 Emotional and social development in infants and toddlers B. ch. 6 M 6,2 “MHHHEXAM 1********** Tu 613 Physical and cognitive development in early childhood B ch 7 W 6I4 Emotional and social development in early childhood B ch. 8 **********ASSIGNMENT1 handed out in class********** Th 615 Physical and cognitive development in middle childhood B. ch. 9 M 6I9 Tu 6I10 W 6/11 Th 6/12 M 6I16 Tu 6I17 W 6l18 Th 6119 M 6I23 Tu 6.124 W 6125 Th 6126' Emotional and social development in middle childhood B ch.10 Physical and cognitive development in adolescence B. ch 11 Emotional and social development in adolescence B. ch. 12 HmflflHEXAM H ********** Physical and cognitive development in early adulthood B. ch. 13 Emotional and social development in early adulthood B. ch 14 **********ASSIGNMENT 2 handed out in class********** Physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood B. ch 15 Emotional and social development in middle adulthood B ch.16 Physical and cognitive development in late adulthood B. ch. 17 Emotional and social development in late adulthood B. ch. 18 Death and bereavement B. ch 19 EXAM Ill ...
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