PSY 501 Developmental Psychology
3 Semester Units
Developmental Psychology utilizes current research and examples from around the world to help students understand how culture impacts human development over the lifespan and why it matters. Students will be challenged to think culturally about their own development and see how it applies to their own lives and future careers. Whether you travel the globe or remain in your home towns, in a culturally diverse and globalized world, you will benefit from being able to think culturally about human development.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Analyze major causes and preventive methods of infant mortality.
- Examine the typical changes in physical growth that take place in toddlerhood and the harmful effects of nutritional deficiencies on growth.
- Analyze the physical growth and change that takes place during early childhood.
- Evaluate the major health problems of middle adulthood.
- Examine how causes of death have changed throughout history.