PSYC 2130 – Life Span Development Psychology (formerly Life Span Psychology )

This course surveys the biological and environmental factors influencing the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and language development from birth until death. It explores causes and results of interruption in or interference with the developmental process. The course surveys the changes individuals go through from conception to death or from “womb to tomb.” Aspects of development including biological, social, cognitive, emotional and moral will be covered. The theme of this course is change. It examines how the abilities, needs, problems and concerns of humans change throughout life, and how people are shaped by their experiences.

Prerequisites: Students must possess reading and writing proficiency appropriate for a college-level course. An introductory psychology course is recommended.