PSYC213 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
16 August 2017 18 August 2017 Non-Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites PSYC101 and PSYC102 or for GradDipPsych or GradDipSocSc or BAudiometry or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway) students only: PSYC101
Co-requisites GradDipPsych or GradDipSocSc or BAudiometry or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway) students only: PSYC102
Restrictions PSYC313
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Natasha Loi (nloi2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Lifespan developmental psychology is the scientific study of how humans develop. It investigates the processes of continuity and changes that occur throughout a person's life. This unit will consider various theories including social-emotional, perceptual, cognitive, biological, and behavioural when examining the constancies and changes of a person's life from childhood to adulthood.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Lifespan Human Development with Student Resource Access 12 Months

ISBN: 9780170262170
Sigelman, C.K., Rider, E.A. and George-Walker, L.D., Cengage 2nd Aust and NZ ed. 2016

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On and Off Campus

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

ISBN: 9781433805615
American Psychological Association, APA 6th ed. 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Essay 25% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Online Critique 10% 500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Online Quiz 1 5% 200
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Online Quiz 2 5% 200
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Online Quiz 3 5% 200
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

Multiple choice and short answer questions

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the theories and research findings in developmental psychology;
  2. independently identify and examine applied infant, child, adolescent and adult development issues; and
  3. use autonomy and judgement in discussing the theories of Freud, Piaget, Erikson, Brofenbrenner, Bandura and Vygotsky amongst others.