Feb 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

PSY6712 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY COURSE PROCEDURE


PSY6712 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

PSY6712 - Developmental Psychology (3 Hrs.)

[KRSN PSY2020]

A study of individual development from conception through death.  This includes the general areas of biological, physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development at each stage of life. 

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

PSY6711 General Psychology

Controlling Purpose:

The psychological study of behavior becomes more necessary for most individuals in today’s increasingly complex world. Developmental Psychology offers a unique view of the development of behavior, from conception to death. From this vantage point, the learner will better understand both his or her own behavior and the behavior of others around him. This understanding, in turn, will allow that individual to become a more productive member of society. This is especially true of people majoring in or preparing to work in fields closely relating to other people, such as education, nursing, social work, psychological fields, and other human service occupations.

Core Outcomes:

The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this course meet, or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Project for this course, as sanctioned by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1:  PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILL

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Attends class on a regular and timely basis
  • Written work displays material discussed in class in a clear, concise manner with few grammatical errors
  • Oral participation in class reflects clear, concise, thought out views
  • Completion of assignment is on or before the due date
  • Interpersonal skills reflect the ability to work with large and small groups to reach a common goal.

UNIT 2: HISTORY AND THEORIES

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Gain an appreciation of the developmental process of behaving
  • Identify the periods of development on the life line
  • Develop skills in evaluating popular theories of developmental psychology

UNIT 3: BEGINNINGS

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Gain an understanding of the developmental process from conception to infancy
  • Select heredity characteristics
  • Identify abnormalities in genes and chromosomes
  • Gain an understanding of the prenatal development
  • Match the teratology hazards to Prenatal Development

UNIT 4: INFANCY

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • List the reflexes
  • Compare gross and fine motor skills
  • Gain an understanding of how the senses help in development
  • Identify the attachment and temperament stages
  • Chart the qualities of child care

UNIT 5: EARLY CHILDHOOD

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Discuss the physical changes of development
  • Understand Piaget’s cognitive theory and stages
  • Match the various parenting styles
  • Discuss the importance of sibling relationship and birth order

UNIT 6: MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Evaluate the types of disabilities and education
  • Explain the use and misuse of IQ tests
  • Evaluate children on physical and cognitive abilities
  • Gain an understanding of differences in development

UNIT 7: ADOLESCENCE

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • List physical changes
  • Discuss reasons for substance abuse
  • Describe parent-adolescent conflict
  • Discuss the physical changes that occur during puberty
  • Discuss cognitive changes that occur in thinking abilities during adolescence

UNIT 8: EARLY ADULTHOOD

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Compare the transition from adolescence with adulthood
  • Identify the peak and slow down in physical performance and health-improving lifestyles
  • Develop a personal, individualized career plan
  • Identify styles of love
  • Discuss careers and work and how they change during this time
  • Understand making the transition to parenthood

UNIT 9:  MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • List physical changes
  • Identify stress symptoms
  • Compare Adult developmental theories
  • Discuss becoming grandparents
  • Discuss body image, menopause, and sex during middle adulthood

UNIT 10: LATE ADULTHOOD

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Predict a personal longevity
  • Identify the leading causes of death in older Americans
  • Select phases of retirement
  • Discuss the mental health of older adults
  • Compare Peck’s & Erikson’s final stage

UNIT 11: DEATH & DYING

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define death
  • Analyze the stages of dying
  • Discuss problems with healthcare relating to older adults
  • Discuss the Hospice movement

Projects Required:

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size: 

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:  

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class, which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.