PSY 3150: Developmental Psychology


This course discusses major psychological theories of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development that occur throughout the life span. Human development at the prenatal, infancy, adolescence, adulthood, and old age stages of life will be covered.


  1. Describe the factors that influence patterns of development.
  2. Identify healthy patterns of physical development.
  3. Explain cognitive changes that occur from birth through late adulthood.
  4. Summarize social-emotional changes that occur from birth through late adulthood.
  5. Describe key theories of moral development across an individual’s life span.
  6. Discuss how adult behavior influences children’s outcomes.
  7. Explain the impact of life responsibilities on emotional development and relationships.
  8. Describe the impact death and dying has on an individual and his or her family.


  1. PSY 1010


Life-span development (Rev: 18th ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2021)
Author: Santrock, J. W.
ISBN: 9781260245844
Price: (No information available)

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