2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 220 - Developmental Psychology

3 CR
A survey of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development through the total life span. Emphasis is on the normal changes in human behavior that result from continuous interaction of maturation and experience. Cross-cultural comparisons of developmental patterns are also considered.

Requisites: Take PSYC 201  with at least a grade of C.
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze the lifespan approach to human development, periods of development, and processes of development and the main theories of development.
  2. Examine contemporary influences on physical, cognitive and social and emotional development.
  3. Identify the influences of lifestyle choices on health.
  4. Introduce the major theories of cognitive development.
  5. Examine the nature of intelligence, the influence of heredity and the environment on intelligence, methods of measuring intelligence, multiple intelligence, and intelligence across the lifespan.
  6. Analyze the sequence of language development, language changes throughout the lifespan, influences on language development, and theories of language development.
  7. Examine the critical social contexts of development.