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|CPSY 964 - Advanced Principles of Learning and Development|
An examination of developmental psychology in historical perspective and of the assumptions and values of developmental research strategies. Major developmental theories are reviewed with an emphasis on those of Piaget and Erikson, thus integrating the contributions of dialectic (systems) perspective. A major goal of the course is to identify life-span developmental issues such as the nature of developmental change and its relationships to familial and societal variables. A final goal is the application of knowledge arising from developmental research and theory to counseling practice (e.g., human services, social policies). Class members are assisted in applying developmental concepts and research data to phenomena occurring within a particular age group, (e.g., infancy, middle childhood, young adulthood), or to a psychological process (e.g., memory, learning, separation, friendship), which continues or recurs throughout the life span. Note: This course is also open to students matriculated in the Master of Education program with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.
Prerequisites: a developmental psychology course (e.g., child, adolescent psychology, adulthood and aging or a life span developmental course).
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture