This course examines the general characteristics of development, development of social behavior, feelings, emotions, language, growth of understanding and interests, with emphasis on personality and problems of adjustment.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Summarize the contributions and criticisms of the major developmental theories.
- Examine common mistakes made in the interpretation of developmental research.
- Explain the eclectic perspective of contemporary developmentalists.
- Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in the developing person from the prenatal period through adolescence.
- Explain how prenatal development, maternal behavior and parturition influence subsequent development.
- Explain the influences of psychosocial factors on development from birth through adolescence.
- Explain the influences of biological factors on development from birth through adolescence.
- Explain the influences of cognitive factors on development from birth through adolescence.
- Compare and contrast the psychosocial, biological, and cognitive perspectives of child development.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.