PSY 3150: Developmental Psychology


Developmental Psychology contains a broad overview of human development across the life-span with emphasis on psychosocial, physical, emotional, and cognitive changes.


  1. Describe the factors that influence patterns of development.
  2. Identify healthy patterns of physical development and potential sources of impact from prenatal development through later adulthood.
  3. Explain cognitive changes that occur from birth through late adulthood, including intelligence and language development.
  4. Summarize the emotional and social changes that occur from birth through late adulthood.
  5. Describe key theories of moral development across the lifespan.
  6. Discuss how different parenting styles influence future outcomes for children.
  7. Explain the impact of life responsibilities (such as work and career) on emotional development and relationships.
  8. Describe the impact of death and dying on spouses and families.


  1. PSY 1010
  2. BIO 1030


Life-span development (Rev: 15th ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2015)
Author: Santrock, J. W.
ISBN: 978-0-07-786182-7
Price: $180.70

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