Dev. Psych Syllabus 2010 (1)

Dev. Psych Syllabus 2010 (1) - PSYCHOLOGY 250 Developmental...

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PSYCHOLOGY 250 Developmental Psychology Course ID#: 12322 Spring 2010 1:00-1:50 p.m. MWF; FLC 124 Instructor: Elizabeth Ewing Lee E-mail: Elizabeth.EwingLee@ndsu.edu Office: 214 Graduate Center* Phone: 231-5490 Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm; Thursday 12:30-2:00pm; by appointment Teaching Assistant : John Ranney E-mail: John.Ranney@ndsu.edu Office: 213 Graduate Center* Phone: 231-5490 Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00am-1:00pm; by appointment th Ave and 12 th St. During the day, the front door is generally unlocked but if you arrive at the building and cannot get in, give me a call at my office number and I will be more than happy to let you in. Course Description : 2008-2010 Bulletin Description : Survey of the psychology of human life span development. Coverage also includes heredity and prenatal development. Prerequisite: Psychology 111 In this course, we will explore development throughout the human lifespan, focusing on physical, cognitive, emotional, and social developments in each stage of life. This course will be conducted in a chronological manner by examining the growth and development of a human through the prenatal period, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. While our focus will primarily be on normative development, we will also examine some of the more common aspects of atypical development. Course Objectives : By the end of this course, you should be able to: a) distinguish the main theories of development and describe how they apply or do not apply to each stage of life;
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b) describe physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development as it occurs throughout the lifespan and provide examples of both normative and atypical development; c) explain the processes (biological and social) through which human development occurs; d) give examples of how research is used to further our knowledge of human development; e) apply developmental concepts to your own and others’ daily lives and illustrate the ways in which developmental science is relevant to the functioning of psychologists, parents, teachers, schools, agencies, public programs, etc. In order to reach these objectives, you will need to: a) attend all classes and pay attention to and participate in class discussions; b) read the textbook carefully; c) complete all assignments thoughtfully, accurately, and on time; d) contact me within the first two weeks of the semester if you foresee any difficulties in accomplishing class requirements. Materials : Required: Textbook: Feldman. (2008). Development across the life span (5 th Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Recommended: Website: A website to accompany the textbook is available. The website provides study help, practice exams, and relevant course- related information. The address is http://www.prenhall.com/feldman Course Format : This course will be taught using an active, interactive format. Thus, lectures will be integrated
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Dev. Psych Syllabus 2010 (1) - PSYCHOLOGY 250 Developmental...

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