PSYC 2314.WB   SPRING 2006


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Psychology 2314 · Lifespan Growth & Development

Course Description
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 stages.

Instructor
Carla Wells, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Wilkerson Hall (WH) - Room 233
Office: 432/335-6308
Home: 432/362-5303
E-mail: cwells@odessa.edu
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.

This Internet course is not designed to be "Lifespan Lite"... It’s the real deal!

The Internet 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.


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