This class was tough.
Professor was very informative, and provided humorous real life experiences in his lectures. The class itself provided insight on what every human may encounter over the course of the life span.
You learn everything about the human life span, and different stages throughout life. You also gain insight on different perspectives from different famous psychologists who take various approaches toward behavior development (for example) or have different theories on personality characteristics, how humans develop, and how each component is related or influences the other. Psychology: cognitive/analytical, behavioral, social, etc. Compares famous psychologists such as Freud vs Erickson, and how their stages of development from their psychological perspective differs from one another. There are many other famous psychologists and studies mentioned in this course. Examples of Development Stages: Prenatal-1st Year (Infant) Toddler Stages Middle Childhood Adolescence Young Adult Adulthood Middle Adulthood Late Adulthood Elderly Death, Dying, Grieving With each stage, you look at the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of that specific period of development.
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Advice for students:
I made my own study guides while reading each chapter, and printed the class lectures from my professor. I found highlighting the printed text help me retain the information. I also tried to apply the lessons to my own life as much as possible, in order to trigger information in various groups.