Psychology 2314 · Lifespan Growth & Development
Presents the growth and developmental stages of prenatal, birth,
childhood, adolescence, young and middle adulthood, old age and death.
Focuses on biological/genetic and environmental influences on cognitive,
physical, and socioemotional/psychological development. Requires observation
of a preschool child and a written case study as well as observation
of, and interaction with, people in adolescent and/or adult lifespan
Carla Wells, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Hall (WH) - Room 233
Office hours: MW
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
TTh 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Answering machines are on both phones. Leave messages on my office machine
any time of the day or night, and on my home machine between 8 a.m.
and 9 p.m.
course is not designed to be "Lifespan Lite"... It’s the real
class is not meant to be quick and easy. You will be cheating yourself
if you don't put all your effort into doing your best in-depth work
here. It is not meant to take less of your time or be easier than a
regular classroom course. It would be doing you a disservice if you
could just slide through and not learn what you need to know and what
you are expected to know when you finish this course and go on to the
next ones in your program. It is provided as a convenient form of learning
for students whose schedules do not allow them to attend traditional
classes. This method puts more of the responsibility for researching
and learning on the student than the classroom experience does.
In a traditional
classroom you would spend about 45 hours a semester in class, plus at
least 45 hours outside class reading and studying the text, observing
your lab child, writing a case study, and any other assignments. You
can expect to spend a comparable amount of time on your Internet courses.