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.
|Unit name||Lifespan Developmental Psychology|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Nenagh Kemp|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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
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PrerequisitesKHA201 or PSY211
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KHA220 AND KHA362 AND KHA200 AND KHA262 AND KHA250|KHA302
Lecture: 2 hours weekly
Practical: 2 hours weekly
|Assessment||Written closed-book examination (50%)|Research report (30%)|Assignment (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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