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RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOOL OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES PSY9 – DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FALL, 2008 Ina Creekbaum, M.S. A survey of biological, cognitive and psychosocial development throughout the human life cycle from conception to death. ATTENDANCE POLICY 5 absences, student is subject to failure You are absent if you miss roll or arrive after the class discussion actually begins. Please do not give any excuses for absence or tardiness. Students are expected to regularly and punctually attend and actively participate in all classes. WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS POLICY All written assignments must conform to APA style and standards, and it will be necessary for the student to purchase the most current edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT PERMITTED IN CLASS: Cell phone rings, usage or texting. All other electronic devices not directly relevant to the current class session. Reading material not directly relevant to the current class session. Food of any kind; however, Soft drinks and water are permissible. Laying your head on your desk or sleeping in the classroom. Placing your feet or legs on another item of furniture in the classroom. Keep side conversations to a quiet minimum and no one should be talking while the instructor is speaking or a student is addressing the class.
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RIVERISDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY 9- Fall 2008 Instructor: Ina Creekbaum, M.S. Telephone: Class Time: Mondays; 6:30-9:53 p.m. E-mail: [email protected] Course Description Genetic and environmental determinants of life-span human development in the biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial domains. 54 hours lecture. Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Identify important features of the methodology of developmental research. 2. Compare and contrast major contemporary theoretical perspectives on understanding the process of development. 3. Analyze major milestones of development in areas such as language, thought , and social behavior. 4. Identify important cultural differences in developmentally relevant practices such as childrearing and elder care. 5. Analyze social and institutional factors which are relevant to development in adulthood.
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