|SL||45563||Dr. Jonathan Rodgers||T, TH 1:00pm - 2:15pm|
Lifespan Developmental Psychology is designed to give an introductory overview of lifespan developmental psychology. We begin by talking about what lifespan developmental psychology is and how it is studied. We then progress through the lifespan starting with neonatal development and ending with adulthood. At each period in the lifespan we discuss physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. PSY203 is a service learning course and will require students to do 10 hours of community service in an area related to lifespan developmental psychology and facilitated through the service learning office. By the end of the course, you will be able to detail how human development progresses across the lifespan, explain fundamental historical theories of human development, and describe important critical modern research in the field. Finally, in addition to learning about lifespan developmental psychology, it is my hope that this course is also personally useful as we cover topics that will, in all likelihood, be relevant to you at some point in your life.