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Course Descriptions

School Psychology Department

Course Descriptions

SCH LS659—
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT

(3 credits)

This course examines aspects of human development across the lifespan. Theories of biological, cognitive, social, emotional, moral, and spiritual development are explored to understand the interplay of nature and nurture from infancy through aging. Students examine the psychological and environmental contexts required to support normal development and adaptation in all stages of life. The primary foci of the course include (a) consideration of the range of possibilities of normal individual differences and (b) consideration of general trends with an emphasis on contextual variations based on gender, social class, culture, and ethnicity.

Cross listed as CLI LS659, COU LS659, ORG LS659, and SCH LS659.

Updated 7/17/12

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