SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2020 1:40:11 AMPSYCH 8 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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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 Scheduled04 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
Also Listed As: 
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 or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
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 or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical element and application of psychology to life development, from conception through death.
2.   Define and identify key concepts in multiple areas of lifespan psychology including concepts, facts and theoretical perspectives.
 

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Students will be able to:
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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I. 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
II. Developmental Theories      
    A. Psychodynamic theories
     B. Learning theories
     C. Contextual theories (e.g., sociocultural)
    D. Cognitive theories
     E. Humanistic theories
III. Genetics
    A. Genes, chromosomes and genetic transmission  
     B. Genetic and chromosomal disorders      
IV. 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
V. Physical, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Development
    A. Infancy, early childhood,
   B. Middle childhood, adolescence,
   C. Early adulthood,
    D. Middle adulthood and late adulthood
VI. 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 35 pages per week
2. Writing assignment that may include research, experiential, response, or project for a
      minimum of 1,250 words
3. Quizzes, exams, and a final
4. Oral presentation and/or group project may be assigned

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
30 - 60%
Research, experiential, response, or project paper
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
40 - 60%
Quizzes, Exams, and a Final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Oral presentation and/or group project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Developing Person Through the Life Span. 10th ed. Berger, Kathleen Stassen. Worth. 2017
 
Exploring Lifespan Development. 4th ed. Berk, Laura. Pearson. 2019
 
Development Through the Lifespan. 7th ed, Berk, Laura Pearson. 2018
 
Lifespan Development. 19th ed. Santrock, John. McGraw-Hill. 2019

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