Life-Span Development

Get a general survey of human growth and development theory and science from biological, cognitive, and social perspectives. Stages of the human life-cycle from birth to death are also discussed.

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Life-Span Development

$79

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3 Credits

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$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

Life-Span Development

$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

About This Course

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ACE Approved 2020

Our Life-Span Development online course provides a general survey of human growth and development theory and science from biological, cognitive, and social perspectives. Life-Span Development dives into each stage of the human life-cycle and is considered against each lens, providing you with an important framework for which to consider human development from birth and infancy to adulthood and ultimately, death.

Course Outcomes

Define key issues, stages, and theories in developmental science from a lifespan perspective.

Discuss the biological, physical, cognitive, emotional, and social factors that influence human development across the lifespan.

Explain major methods of data collection and research design in lifespan developmental psychology.

Apply key concepts from lifespan developmental psychology to personal experiences.

Compare and contrast major developmental theories as they explain key tasks in each stage of human development.

Integrate reflective thought and scientific reasoning to develop novel and relevant research questions.

Critique exemplars of current developmental science in terms of strengths and areas for improvement.

Predict / hypothesize potential outcomes of research questions on the basis of existing knowledge.

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Course Text

Prefer the hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook reseller; you will still get the eTextbook for free. The required eTextbook for this course is included with your course purchase at no additional cost.

Life-Span Development

Santrock, John W. Life-Span Development. 19th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2024. ISBN 9781266347344

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