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PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Biosociopsychological approach to the study of human development, focusing on personality, social, physical, and cognitive changes from conception to late adulthood.

Prerequisites: PSY101

Corequisites: ENG102

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe typical physical, cognitive, and psychosocial milestones of development at all ages from prenatal development to late adulthood.
2. (Comprehension Level) Differentiate between various theoretical perspectives and examine interventions based on each theory.
3. (Analysis Level) Analyze his/her own physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, examining cultural, and personal factors that have impacted his/her personal life.
4. (Application Level) Apply basic concepts and major research findings to real life situations or case studies.
5. (Evaluation Level) Interpret physical, cognitive, cultural, and psychosocial data gathered through observation activities.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Demonstrate through techniques such as role play, case studies, and through oral or written discourse knowledge of key concepts of developmental and life-span theories.
2. Compare and contrast through written discourse, in-class discussion, journal writings, movie analysis, or other methods biological, cognitive, and psychosocial developmental milestones, issues and cultural influences in each life stage.
3. When given specific case studies, provide cultural explanations of behaviors using at least three theoretical perspectives.
4. Utilizing data collected through a naturalistic observation method, provide an analysis of specific development stages, and suggest intervention strategies when appropriate that are substantiated by references to appropriate developmental theorists.
5. Compile and evaluate relevant personal data to design a portfolio, timeline or journal that illustrates their own physical, cognitive, and psycho-social development.
6. Critique and provide feedback concerning the analysis and identification of developmental stages as illustrated in various case studies.