PSYC213 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Updated: 19 July 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
28 August 2019 30 August 2019 Non-Mandatory The Intensive School may be postponed if less than 10 expressions of interest are received.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
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.

Life Span Human Development

ISBN: 9780170415910
Sigelman, C.K., DeGeorge, L. , Cunial, K., Rider, E.A. Cengage 3rd Aust and NZ ed. 2018

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

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

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

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 30% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Mid-trimester Quiz 10% 500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

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

LO: 1-4

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;
  3. apply critical thinking skills in evaluating developmental psychology literature; and
  4. transmit knowledge in written form using the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style.