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PSY 4140 - Theories of Development

Credits: (3)
Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
Description: This capstone course examines current research and theoretical models that focus on human development. Students will read various theories of development to explore 1) the main issues of developmental psychology that theories address, 2) the mechanisms of development, 3) applications, 4) strengths and weaknesses, and 5) contemporary research to highlight how the theory is alive today. Finally, students will synthesize their learning in oral and written formats to address the question, “What is my theory of development?”. Students will understand how developmental theory provides a ”big picture” framework for understanding the significance of research findings in developmental psychology.
Pre-requisite(s): 24 credits of Psychology coursework and instructor approval.



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