Courses & Units

Lifespan Developmental Psychology PSY302

Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

This unit provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of development.
In the practical component, students engage in empirical investigation intended to deepen and extend their understanding of development and the changes in functioning and behaviour it entails. Investigations address discrete aspects of human development and a range of developmental periods, and include student participation and training in data coding and collection. Students also complete practical exercises that will enhance their knowledge of developmental issues.

Summary

Unit name Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Unit code PSY302
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Associate Professor Nenagh Kemp
Available as student elective? Yes

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse and interpret major concepts, theories, and research evidence related to changes across the lifespan and across cultural settings.
  • Apply knowledge of physical, cognitive, social and emotional lifespan development to code and interpret naturalistic data and behaviours.
  • Interpret the information needs of diverse audiences and communicate theoretical concepts in tailored formats to address real-world situations
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090701 $1,828.00 $858.00 1002$1,002.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KHA201 or PSY211

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KHA220 AND KHA362 AND KHA200 AND KHA262 AND KHA250|KHA302

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lecture: 2 hours weekly

Practical: 2 hours weekly

AssessmentWritten closed-book examination (50%)|Research report (30%)|Assignment (20%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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