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Developmental Psychology

Overview

Developmental Psychology is equivalent to a 1 semester, college level course that focuses on the concepts, principles, theories and applications associated with the study of life span, birth through death.
This course is available live and on-demand through the online Nursing , Other Degree , and Individual Course Credits programs.

  • All Other Degrees

    Course Type: Credit-By-Course
    Credits : 3 Semester Credits
    Category : Social Sciences and History
    Course Equivalence: College-Level Social Sciences or General Elective
    Length: 4 Lectures + 1 Final Exam
    Assessments : Weekly Quizzes and Final Exam (180 mins | 134 Questions)

    About This Course

    This college-level course covers the concepts, principles, theories and applications associated with the study of the life span, birth through death. Emphasis areas include genetics, prenatal development, childbirth, infancy, toddlerhood, early and middle childhood, adolescence, and early, middle and late adulthood, as well as death and dying. Overarching ideas throughout different time periods of the life span will be studied, and knowledge of how development during one period may affect later periods will be learned.

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the concepts related to the study of life span development.
    • Describe the research methods in the study of and theoretical foundations for life span developmental psychology.
    • Identify basic concepts of genetics.
    • Describe the cognitive, biosocial, and psychosocial development of the developing human through the life span.
    • Describe and identify issues encountered by the developing human through the life span.
    • Identify the conception of death and dying across the life span and in different cultures, and the grieving process, rituals, and customs that accompany death and dying.

  • Nursing

    Course Type: Credit-By-Exam
    Credits: 3 Semester Credits
    Category: Social Sciences and History
    Course Equivalence: College-Level Social Sciences or General Elective
    Length : 4 Lectures + 1 Final Exam
    Assessments: 1 Exam at Pearson VUE® Testing Facility (180 mins | 134 Questions)

    About This Course

    This course prepares individuals for a credit-by-exam that covers the concepts, principles, theories and applications associated with the study of the life span, birth through death. Emphasis areas include genetics, prenatal development, childbirth, infancy, toddlerhood, early and middle childhood, adolescence, and early, middle and late adulthood, as well as death and dying. Overarching ideas throughout different time periods of the life span will be studied, and knowledge of how development during one period may affect later periods will be learned.

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the concepts related to the study of life span development.
    • Describe the research methods in the study of and theoretical foundations for life span developmental psychology.
    • Identify basic concepts of genetics.
    • Describe the cognitive, biosocial, and psychosocial development of the developing human through the life span.
    • Describe and identify issues encountered by the developing human through the life span.
    • Identify the conception of death and dying across the life span and in different cultures, and the grieving process, rituals, and customs that accompany death and dying.
  • About Instructor

    Scott La Salle
    Scott La Salle has been working in the field of human services and education for nearly thirty years. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Communications and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed massage therapist, and a licensed practitioner with the Centers for Spiritual Living. He works full time as a clinical therapist with Atlanta Public Schools and has been teaching Social Sciences classes including Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Sociology since 2004. He holds a holistic health private practice where he provides spiritual counseling, massage therapy, REIKI, and Angel Therapy. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA and enjoys his opportunity to connect with students all around the country as an online instructor.

    Luis Morales
    Luis Morales was commissioned as an Officer in the Venezuelan Armed Forces obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Military Sciences and retired from service in 1969 with the rank of Colonel. During his military career he served as Professor of Military History and military related disciplines in the Military Schools of the Army and National Guard, The Technical School of the Armed Forces. In 1978 he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences Education from the Catholic University Andres Bello and in 1985 a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was elected and served as a congressman for the period 1999-2005 for the National Congress of Venezuela. Since 2006, he has taught Education and Social Sciences related courses at Le Cordon Blue Culinary Academy, San Ignacio Culinary Academy, Vargas University, Ana G Mendez University System, a university dedicated to teaching bilingual adults (Received Professor of the Year Award 2013), and Distance Learning Systems where he teaches online Social Science and History subject courses.