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Hobart, Launceston


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 2021

Unit name Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Unit code PSY302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Assoc Prof Nenagh Kemp

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




KHA201 or PSY211

Mutual Exclusions

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

KHA220, KHA362, KHA200, KHA262, KHA250, KHA302


Teaching Pattern

Lecture: 2 hours weekly

Practical: 2 hours weekly


Assessment Task 1: Examination, Written closed-book examination; short answer and essay questions, 2 hours: Weight 50%

Assessment Task 2: Assignment, 1500 words: Weight 30%

Assessment Task 3: Assignment, 900 words: Weight 20%

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