Lifespan Development

Lifespan Development - PSY120

The purpose of this lifespan development course is to examine the interrelationship of the biopsychosocial aspects of ages and stages from birth to late adulthood. Developmental psychology is the study of the processes that shape human development. The goals of studying life span development are description, explanation and optimization of human development throughout a persons entire life. Students will study the interaction between cultural, social and historical impacts and biological maturation to gain a holistic understanding of human development. In addition, to studying human development in a systematic way, students will gain a personal understanding of their own lives in the context of lifespan development.