Life-Span Development

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Course Number: PSY120
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Life-Span Development provides a general survey of human growth and development theory and science from biological, cognitive, and social perspectives. Each stage of the human life-cycle is considered against each lens and will provide students an important framework for which to consider their own and other’s development from birth and infancy to adulthood and ultimately, death.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify prenatal and infant development
  • Describe physical development across the lifespan
  • Describe cognitive development across the lifespan
  • Describe socioemotional development across the lifespan
  • Explain death and dying and attitudes about death

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As a master teacher, John Santrock connects current research with real-world application, helping students see how developmental psychology plays a role in their own lives and future careers. Through an integrated learning goals system, this comprehensive and chronological approach to lifespan development helps students gain the insight they need to study smarter, stay focused, and improve performance.

Scores are listed as a percentage and as a letter grade for each course. See the Help Center for further details on percentage scores and grading scale. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.

There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

Topic Assessment Points Available
2 Graded Exam #1 125
4 Graded Exam #2 125
5 Midterm 200
7 Graded Exam #3 125
9 Graded Exam #4 125
11 Final Graded Exam 300
Total 1000

Life-Span Development provides a general survey of human growth and development theory and science from biological, cognitive, and social perspectives. Each stage of the human life-cycle is considered against each lens and will provide students an important framework for which to consider their own and other’s development from birth and infancy to adulthood and ultimately, death.

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