This course considers human development from the beginning to the end of life. Students focus on the major biological, cognitive, and social changes that occur at each stage of development. Students examine the central questions, theoretical perspectives, research methods, and scientific findings that guide current understanding of human development. The course also emphasizes the ways in which individual development cannot be clearly understood without examining the social and cultural context in which individuals are embedded. The course satisfies a foundational category elective in Psychology.
Prerequisites: Students who receive credit for PSYC 222 may not receive credit for PSYC 220 or 221. Students who receive credit for PSYC 220 or 221 may not receive credit for PSYC 222.