2023-2025 Catalog

PSYC 201 Developmental Psychology

In-depth study analyzing the direction and causes of physical social, emotional, moral and intellectual development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age and old age. Special emphasis placed on cultural factors, relationship issues and personality formation. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 (SS)




  1. Identify these 4 research methods; systematic observation, self reports, case study and ethnography and apply one to a case study.
  2. Examine and apply the “lifespan perspective” from four integrative viewpoints: lifelong, multidimensional and multidirectional, plastic, embedded in multiple contexts.
  3. From a personal level, examine the 8 stages of developmental sequence described by Erikson and apply to your life.
  4. Compare and contrast indigenous tribal rites of passage to contemporary life milestones.
  5. Apply the concepts learned in developmental theory to his or her life.
  6. Apply developmental concepts in book review.
  7. Apply developmental concepts in movie review.