SRJC Course Outlines

7/5/2022 8:46:26 PMPSYCH 8 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 8Title:  INTRO/LIFESPAN PSYCH  
Full Title:  Introduction to Lifespan Psychology
Last Reviewed:12/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course provides an overview, from a psychological perspective, of human development from conception through death, including biological and environmental influences.  Theories and research of physical, cognitive, personality, and social development are examined, as well as attention to developmental problems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides an overview, from a psychological perspective, of human development from conception through death, including biological and environmental influences.  Theories and research of physical, cognitive, personality, and social development are examined, as well as attention to developmental problems.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2015
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2015
 D9Psychology  
 ELifelong Learning and Self Development  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2015
 4IPsychology  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2015Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2015Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: PSY 180 Introduction to Lifespan Psychology SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PSYCH8

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Contrast and compare developmental theories and approaches, including how different  theoretical perspectives affect or determine the research and applications that arise from them.
2.  Analyze elements of a scientific approach to understanding human development in a  biopsychosocial context.
3.  Identify biological, psychological, and sociocultural influences on lifespan development.
4.  Describe the ways in which psychological principles and research apply to real world problems and issues across the lifespan.
5.  Describe the sequences of physical, social, and cognitive development across the lifespan,  using the constructs and conceptual framework provided by psychological perspectives.
6.  Identify and describe the techniques and methods used by developmental psychologists to study human development.
7.  Identify and describe classic and contemporary theories and research in lifespan psychology.
8.  Describe the developing person at different periods of the lifespan.
9.  Identify possible causes or sources of developmental change and reasons for disturbances in the developmental process.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to Human Development
     A. Definitions and controversies in the field (traditional verses lifespan, continuous verses discontinuous, nature verses nurture)
     B. The scientific method
     C.  Approaches to studying change over time
2.  Developmental Theories      
     A.  Psychodynamic theories
      B.  Learning theories
      C.  Contextual theories (e.g., sociocultural)
     D.  Cognitive theories
      E.  Humanistic theories
3.  Genetics
     A.  Genes, chromosomes and genetic transmission  
      B.  Genetic and chromosomal disorders      
4.  Prenatal Development and Birth
     A.  Stages of prenatal development and birth (labor)
     B.  Effects of the environment on prenatal development
     C.  Neonatal testing and competencies
5.  Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development during infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood
6.  Dying and Death
     A.  Socioemotional aspects of dying
     B.  Grief and loss
     C.  Social aspects of death

Assignments:
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1.  Read approximately 25-35 pages per week and recapitulate assigned material in the textbook and supplements.   
2.  Term, interview, or research paper (1250 words); journal writing, portfolio, or projects may be used for the purpose of learning research skills, enhancing course knowledge and improving writing skills.   
3.  Oral presentations and/or group projects may be assigned.      
4.  2-3 exams,  final exam and/or project.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 25%
Written homework, term, interview, or research paper; journals. A minimum of 1,250 words for the course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
75 - 90%
Multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, short answer, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Oral presentations, group projects


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Developing Person Through the Life Span, 8th Edition. Berger, K. Worth: 2011
 
Development Through the Lifespan, 6th Edition. Berk. Pearson Publishers: 2013
 
Lifespan Development, 6th Edition. Boyd and Bee. Pearson: 2012
 
Lifespan Development, 13th Edition. Santrock, John W. McGraw-Hill: 2011

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