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PSYCH 092 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SPRING 2022 FULLY ONLINE Late Start Short Term 03 28 05 27 22 INSTRUCTOR Leslie Williams E Mail Through Canvas or evcpsych gmail com REG I D 112436 section 209 Reg I D 112474 section 210 and Reg I D 112484 section 211 OFFICE HOURS Tuesday evenings on Zoom at 8 00 p m and by appointment on Zoom https sjeccd edu zoom us j 2630781210 REQUIRED TEXTBOOK DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LIFESPAN Author Laura E Berk 2018 Seventh Edition Pearson ISBN 13 978 0 13 441969 5 Note You may purchase an older edition of the text 6th edition but be advised that you will be tested on material covered in the 7th edition most but not quite all of the material that you will be tested on is covered in earlier editions You can purchase the textbook or rent it through the EVC campus bookstore or through Pearson com or Amazon or other online retailer COURSE OVERVIEW This course is an introduction to developmental psychology Human development is traced from conception through death and dying The biological cognitive psychological social and cultural factors affecting development and the integration and interactions of these factors throughout the lifespan of human beings will be studied The dynamic interrelationship of these factors to the uniqueness of and differences between individuals will also be considered Development tasks and potential developmental crises in the contemporary multicultural society are identified for each age group STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES 1 Describe the basic similarities in human development throughout the lifespan 2 Discuss the nature and origin of individual differences throughout the lifespan 3 Examine how genetic and environmental factors affect the process of development 4 Describe the stages of physical growth and change as reflected in the stages of psychomotor development and relative to nutritional needs sexuality and health issues 5 Describe the course of cognitive development and compare various theoretical approaches to human thinking memory and intelligence 6 Describe the stages of psychological development by comparing various theories of personality development 7 Identify the key relationships of the lifespan within the context of the social and physical environment 8 Analyze the potential crises of each of the stages of human development relative to specific developmental tasks and characteristics 9 Identify aspects of the course content and discuss how they apply to one s own life situations by examining past experiences and potential future decisions 10 Utilize knowledge of developmental tasks individual needs and abilities and community resources to assist oneself and others to reach maximum potential across the lifespan IMPORTANT DATES The last day to DROP without a W is Thursday April 7 2022 The last day to ADD this course is Thursday April 7 2022 The last date to DROP WITH A W is Thursday May 12 2022 FAILURE to drop this course if you are not participating could result in a grade of F I cannot drop you you MUST do this yourself PARTICIPATION IN DISCUSSIONS YOUR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION through discussions is expected wanted and valued In our online discussions we will explore personality characteristics family and cultural considerations and pressures as well as strengths and challenges of personal development Personal information may be disclosed as part of this meaningful process It is understood by everyone enrolled in this course that whatever is revealed in our online discussions is not to be shared with other individuals thereby ensuring an open honest and confidential exchange of ideas opinions thoughts and feelings STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES If you have a verified disability and a copy of your Academic Accommodation Plan AAP please turn in your AAP to me through email as soon as possible if you wish to utilize your accommodations TESTS Each test there are three will consist of multiple choice questions that are based on material from the textbook The tests will consist of material that I MAY have lectured on in very brief lecture videos and WILL ALSO include material I have NOT covered in the lectures but is included in the textbook I do NOT lecture on every single subject in the textbook there simply is not enough time You are expected to know the material in the textbook The tests will be taken online in Canvas The tests are NOT cumulative Each test will cover the chapters delineated in the modules and the schedule at the end of this syllabus VIDEOS There are several videos that I want you to watch that either supplement the textbook and or are just interesting Some of them relate to the discussion topics DISCUSSIONS There are 6 discussions in this late start course You will be given one week to complete your responses within Canvas before the next discussion opens up Most of the discussions ask for your opinion There is one discussion that requires you to respond to at least two other students responses Title 5 requires that for fully online courses I not only have frequent contact with you this is accomplished through discussions but that you have some contact with other students also accomplished through discussions responses I do NOT require additional responses or comments on other students postings for the other discussions just one You are welcome to comment on other responses but only one discussion requires it you choose which discussion topic you want to respond to other students responses STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN THIS CLASS I highly recommend that you read the chapters Reading ahead primes your brain getting you ready to be an active learner during optional Zoom study sessions and prepares you for meaningful discussions Reading ahead also allows you to think of questions you may want to ask during a tutoring session The textbook is worthwhile and it is expensive You can purchase or rent the textbook If you are unable to purchase the textbook the alternatives are 1 renting it through the bookstore or online 2 purchasing an electronic copy of the text both of these options are much cheaper If you are a Psychology major and plan to continue your pursuit of both undergraduate and graduate studies in psychology I suggest purchasing the textbook You will most likely refer to it again and again over the years If you are not pursuing psychology as a major you may wish to rent the hard copy of the book or the e textbook SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT INSTRUCTOR S DISCRETION WEEK DATE TOPIC CHAPTERS TESTS ASSIGNMENTS

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