Lifespan Human Development

Faculty
Humanities & Social Sciences
Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 1130
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
New Westminster
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course provides an introduction to human development through an exploration of lifelong changes that occur from conception to death. Each stage of the life-cycle will be examined to assess biological, cognitive, and social influences on human development. The influence of social and cultural context on development will be studied.
Course Content
  • Issues in Lifespan Development
    • Heredity and Environment.
    • Continuity or Discontinuity.
    • Deficit or Difference.
    • Psychological Perspectives on Lifespan Development.
    • Development as Biopsychosocial.
  •  Research Methods
    • The Scientific Method.
    • Developmental Research Designs.
    • Research Problems in Lifespan Development.
    • Ethical Issues in Lifespan Development Research.
  • Prenatal Development
  • Cognitive Development across the lifespan: Infancy to Late Adulthood
  • The Development of Language
  • Personality and Social Development across the lifespan: Infancy to Late Adulthood
  • Human Relationships Across the Lifespan: Infancy to Late Adulthood
    • Friendship, Peer, and Social Groups.
    • Marriage, Partnership, and Cohabitation.
    • Gay, Lesbian, and Non-binary Relationships.
    • Families.
    • Divorce and Separation.
    • Singlehood.
    • Parenting and Grandparenting.
  • Identity Development Across the lifespan: Infancy to Late Adulthood
    • Indigenous Cultural Identities.
    • Racialization and Racial Identities.
    • Sexualities and Gender Identities.
  • Paid and Volunteer Employment, Unpaid Labours, and Retirement
  • Death, Dying, Bereavement, and Grief

 

Methods Of Instruction

The course will involve a number of instructional methods, such as the following:

  • lectures
  • small group discussions
  • demonstrations
  • presentations
  • audio visual materials
  • guest lectures
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation will be in accordance with Douglas College and Psychology Department policies. Evaluations will be based on the course objectives. The specific evaluation criteria will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

 

An example of a possible evaluation scheme would be:

Midterm exams - 50%

Final exam - 20%

Presentation - 15%

Written essay - 15%

Total - 100%

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to:

  1. Explain the major theoretical perspectives on lifespan development.
  2. Explain the influence of heredity on behaviour and physical characteristics.
  3. Describe processes of cognitive and language development throughout the lifespan.
  4. Describe physical developmental changes occurring throughout the lifespan.
  5. Describe theories of personality development.
  6. Examine the impact of social influence on personality through the lifespan.
  7. Explain family interactions and relationships and describe how they change over the lifespan.
  8. Describe the impact of life choices, career involvement, and retirement on social, cognitive, and physical development.
  9. Describe the influence of culture and diversity on development throughout the lifespan.
  10. Explain psychological theories of the dying process.
  11. Describe the processes of bereavement and grief.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

 

Textbook(s) such as the following, the list to be updated periodically:

Arnett. J. (2016). Human development: A cultural approach (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Courses listed here must be completed prior to this course:

  • No prerequisite courses

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU PSYC 2XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU PSYC 2XXX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG PSYC 1XXX (3) 2005/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU PSYC 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 255 (3), OL 2004/09/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 2131 (3), OL 2011/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU PSYC 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO PSYO 1st (3) 2005/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV PSYC 2nd (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC PSYC 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV PSYC 250 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PSYC 243 (1.5) 2017/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PSYC 2XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2017/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU PSYC 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
33485
Moore
Shelley
Waitlist
Online
PSYC 1130-090 is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Social Work program. Program applicants should contact the BSW Program Advisor at bsowk@douglascollege.ca to request waiver. Program restriction will be removed on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 10:00am.

All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
33
33
0
69
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-
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CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36709
Sehrbrock
Joachim
Open
Online
PSYC 1130 091 is restricted to students in the Therapeutic Recreation program.

All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled times.
Max
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Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
0
100
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Building
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