2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

PSY 245 - Human Growth and Development

Description: Study of physical, intellectual, moral, emotional, personality, and social development of the human being, beginning with conception and continuing through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age, and dying. Emphasis on quantitative and qualitative ways people change throughout the life span and factors which contribute to human diversity as well as to individual uniqueness. Research methods appropriate to the study of human development are also considered.

General Education Competency: Written Communication

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. The scientific study of human growth and development across the life span from both ethological/biological ("nature") and environmental ("nurture") perspectives
  2. Theories of cognitive development across the life span
  3. Theories of social-emotional development across the life span 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify current and historical scientific approaches to research in human development. (1)
  2. Analyze biological theories of development.(1)
  3. Analyze theories of cognitive development. (2)
  4. Analyze theories of emotional development. (3)
  5. Analyze theories of social development. (3)

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.