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Course SummaryWork through this convenient test prep course to get ready for the UExcel Life Span Developmental Psychology exam. The course's short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes cover all the info you need to answer questions on the UExcel exam and earn the best score you can.
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22 chapters in UExcel Life Span Developmental Psychology: Study Guide & Test Prep
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About This Course
Spend a couple weeks exploring the basic tenets of life span developmental psychology to quickly earn college credit. This self-paced prep course can prepare you to pass the UExcel Life Span Developmental Psychology exam and earn three college credits transferable to hundreds of universities and colleges in the U.S.
You'll study the same concepts typically found in a standard college course on life span developmental psychology in this flexible course. Find out the importance of genetics in human development and explore the life influences that affect cognitive development in early adulthood.
Syllabus & Course Information
The UExcel exam is designed to test your understanding of critical learning objectives associated with the field of life span developmental psychology. Our lessons are aligned with these objectives and once you've viewed all the lessons in this course, you'll be able to:
- Define the main principles of life span developmental psychology. Learn about cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development, as well as personality.
- Recognize and apply the steps of the scientific method to human growth and development research. Understand and differentiate among methods of data collection.
- Explore Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development and Bruner's and Case's theories of development. Understand attachment theory, stages of psychosocial development and Freud's stages of development.
- Understand sex-linked and sex-limited traits and types of sex chromosome aneuploidy. Learn about Huntington's Disease and various other genetic disorders.
- Discuss gene-environment interaction and ways genetics influences a person's intellectual abilities, temperament and personality.
- Describe the processes of conception, fertilization and ovulation. Differentiate among germinal, embryonic and fetal periods of development.
- Learn about the perinatal and neonatal environments and potential hazards during the birth process. Explore methods of childbirth, stages of labor and the role of hormones in labor and delivery.
- Discuss principles of growth and motor, sensory and brain development in the first two years. Learn about methods of studying, cognitive development in infants, and infant creativity and intelligence.
- Explore physical development in early childhood, as well as nutrition, health and safety. Discuss the effects of environment and culture on language development.
- Discuss physical growth and motor skill development, as well as the importance of health and fitness.
- Understand learning, emotional and behavioral disorders.
- Learn about physical growth and sexual development and maturation in adolescents. Explore changes in sense of self from childhood to adolescence.
- Understand physical changes that occur in early adulthood. Discuss the sexual reproductive systems. Understand how life events, occupation and higher education influence cognitive development.
- Describe limitations and growth in cognition among adults. Learn about memory and information processing in adults, as well as adult creativity and intelligence.
- Discuss factors related to living a longer life. Explore theories of aging and death. Understand physical changes and cognitive development in late adulthood.
- Explore the stages of dying. Understand patterns of bereavement and stages of grief.
This course does not have prerequisites. Start learning about life span developmental psychology today!
This course features 110 video lessons contained in 21 chapters. Each lesson will take about 5-10 minutes to watch and is accompanied by a short quiz and a written transcript. Use the quizzes to solidify your comprehension of the material and read the transcripts to refer back to key concepts in the lessons. If you run into questions about the lessons, you can contact one of the experienced instructors who lead these lessons. A progress tracking tool is also available to measure your progress through the course. Review major concepts in each chapter by taking the chapter exam then close out your study of this material with the final exam.
UExcel Life Span Developmental Psychology Exam Information
Questions on the UExcel exam cover the same topics introduced in a one-semester college course on life span developmental psychology. This course can be taken in your first or second year of college. You might be able to use this course to meet general education requirements, or it could be used as a stepping stone towards more advanced classes in the field of psychology.
- Number of Questions: Approximately 130
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Number of Credits: 3
- Exam Cost: $325
Life Span Developmental Psychology UExcel Exam Breakdown
|UExcel Exam Concept||Percent of the UExcel Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Study.com Chapter|
|Study of Life Span Developmental Psychology||15%||20 questions||39 lessons|
|Genetics, Prenatal Development and Childbirth||10%||13 questions||41 lessons|
|Infancy and Toddlerhood||10%||13 questions||17 lessons|
|Early Childhood||10%||13 questions||22 lessons|
|Middle Childhood||10%||13 questions||23 lessons|
|Adolescence||10%||13 questions||24 lessons|
|Early Adulthood||10%||13 questions||17 lessons|
|Middle Adulthood||10%||13 questions||20 lessons|
|Late Adulthood||10%||13 questions||24 lessons|
|Death and Dying||5%||7 questions||7 lessons|
Earn UExcel Credit
Speed up your path to graduation by passing the UExcel Life Span Developmental Psychology exam and earning three college credits. This course is an efficient and fast way for you to prepare for the exam and earn college credits quickly.
Study Schedule for the UExcel Life Span Developmental Psychology Exam
This course offers you around 11 hours of instruction in a flexible format that lets you fit study time into your schedule. The timetable below can be used as a guide to determine when you'll be ready to take the exam.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||Almost 1.5 weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||About 2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||Nearly 4 weeks|
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