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Course SummaryPsychology 107: Life Span Developmental Psychology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. You'll learn from expert instructors who use an engaging teaching style. Move through the course at your own pace and use it to jumpstart your degree!
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The course objective is to learn what development is and why it's important. You'll learn about its influence on growth, maturation and learning, and you'll also get an overview of life span developmental psychology.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Define the main principles and theories of life span developmental psychology and explain significant psychologist's theories on development, classical and operant conditioning, social-cognitive learning theories and theories of adult development
- Summarize and explain research methods for studying human development psychology
- Evaluate the effects of genetics in human development, including chromosomes, sex-linked and limited traits, natural selection, inheritance, natural selection, and gene-environment interaction
- Describe the processes of conception, fertilization, ovulation, how an embryo develops, how certain factors affect prenatal growth, genetic assessment, perinatal and neonatal environments, potential hazards during the birth process, the process and methods of childbirth, and complications associated with birth
- Discuss principles of growth and motor, sensory, and brain development in the first two years
- Examine physical and cognitive development in early childhood and appraise the importance of nutrition, health, safety on early childhood development
- Analyze physical growth and motor skill development in middle childhood, the importance of health and fitness, how to identify children with a learning disability, peer relationships, and the role of school in development
- Appraise physical growth, cognitive and sexual development and maturation in adolescents, changes in sense of self from childhood to adolescence, gender differences, and the influence of family, school and peers
- Review physical and sexual reproductive changes that occur in early adulthood, and determine the influence of life events, occupation, education, social relationships, and identity on human development in early adulthood
- Explain the physical and sexual changes that occur during middle adulthood, and outline the limitations and growth in cognition among middle-adults
- Demonstrate understanding of aspects of death and dying, the stages of dying and grief, bereavement and end-of-life issues and debates
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Psychology 107 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Psychology 107 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 107 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
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|Intro to Human Development||Get an overview of lifespan development, including perspectives on human cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Delve into introductory lessons about personality.|
|Research Methods for Human Development||Take a look at various data collection methods and research designs. Study research ethics and considerations for interpreting research findings. Distinguish differences between causation and correlation.|
|Foundations of Human Development||Survey developmental theory by individuals including Piaget, Bruner, Case, Erikson and Freud. Study classical and operant conditioning and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Review theories about learning, social-cognitive development, ecological systems, adult development, psychotherapy, humanistic approaches and more.|
|Genetic Influences in Human Development||Understand sex-linked and sex-limited traits and the types of sex chromosome aneuploidy. Learn about Huntington's Disease and various other genetic disorders. Examine natural selection, adaptation and behavioral genetics. Discuss gene-environment interactions and learn how genetics influence human development and growth.|
|Overview of Prenatal Development||Study embryo structure and the stages of prenatal development. Identify hazards to healthy development and explore the impact of a mother's physical and emotional state on the prenatal environment. Take a look at prenatal genetic counseling.|
|Childbirth and the Neonatal Period||Learn about the perinatal and neonatal environments and examine potential hazards during the birth process. Explore methods of childbirth, stages of labor and the role of hormones in this process. Learn about the complications associated with premature births and multiple births. Discuss cultural differences in childbirth. Understand developmental changes during the first month of life.|
|Human Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood||Examine toddlers' sensory, motor and brain development in the first two years. Explore sleep-wake patterns, infant perceptual development and risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome. Analyze child habituation, the stages of infant cognitive development, language learning, and toddler temperament. Describe Mead's stages of self, the effect of neglect and abuse, the need for emotional expression, and the benefits and disadvantages of day care.|
|Early Childhood Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood||Explore physical development in early childhood alongside nutritional and safety concerns for this age group. Take a look at the benefits of early childhood education, and go over the cognitive development concepts of centration, decentration, and conservation.|
|Early Childhood Psychosocial Development||Understand how children develop a sense of self. Explore the impact of different parenting styles and learn about types of families. Discuss childhood fears, emotional regulation and aggression. Study influences on children's emotional development.|
|Human Development in Middle Childhood||Examine physical growth as well as the importance of health and fitness. Learn to identify children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Discover the role of school in development and learn about peer relationships, adjustment difficulties and social issues in middle childhood. Examine stress and resilience for this age group. Identify age-group related learning disabilities and disorders.|
|Adolescent Physical and Sexual Development||Learn about physical growth and maturation in adolescents. Study health and nutrition during this life stage and recognize secular trends in development. Compare developmental differences between males and females and examine gender identity in adolescence. Recognize issues related to adolescent sexual behaviors and explore the impacts of sexual abuse and harassment.|
|Adolescent Psychosocial Development||Explore changes in sense of self from childhood to adolescence. Understand adolescents' search for identify. Lean about cognitive development, moral development. Understand the decision-making characteristics and risk-taking behaviors of adolescents. Study the influences of family values, school, peer groups and cultural factors on development.|
|Early Adulthood Physical and Cognitive Development||Understand physical development and reproduction in early adulthood. Compare Levinson's adult development theory with Erikson's stages of identify formation. Examine the concept of postformal thought. Understand how life choices may influence cognitive development.|
|Early Adulthood Psychosocial Development||Explore theories of love. Discuss the types of social relationships in early adulthood. Survey family life stages, family traditions and marital issues. Explore achievement and career choices during this developmental stage. Define gender identity and gender roles.|
|Middle Adulthood Physical and Cognitive Development||Understand physical and sexual changes that occur during middle adulthood. Learn about memory and information processing in adults. Identify physical health and fitness factors as well as stages of cognitive development for adults.|
|Middle Adulthood Psychosocial Development||Explore mid-life crises and empty nest syndrome. Understand reasons for job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Discuss changes to family configurations and careers, such as divorce, remarriage and unemployment. Study cultural and gender differences in middle adulthood.|
|Late Adulthood Physical Development||Identify factors influencing an individual's life span. Understand changes to sensory and motor skills, sleep patterns, physical appearance, health, fitness and sexuality. Learn about major health concerns in late adulthood. Survey health care options during this stage of life.|
|Late Adulthood Psychosocial and Cognitive Development||Explore theories of aging. Study older adults' cognitive development alongside mental health concerns. Study relationship characteristics in late adulthood. Learn about challenges, stereotypes, and risk factors associated with aging.|
|Stages and Psychological Impact of Death and Dying||Examine the stages of dying. Understand patterns of grief and bereavement. Learn about the modern hospice movement and the concept of dying with dignity. Explore major end-of-life issues related to legal planning and health care decisions.|
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