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PSY 231 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

This course examines the mechanisms that contribute to psychological growth and change throughout life. The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the influence of biological, cognitive, emotional, social and cultural factors on development from infancy into adulthood. Theories of development and applications to real-world problems will provide a context for understanding how humans change during the life-cycle. Lectures and discussions will interweave theory, methodology and research findings about how we develop and demonstrate our abilities to perceive, think, feel, remember, plan, and ultimately realize our potential as human beings. Note: This course is not open to students who have taken PSY 121.This course may be taken as an elective, or combined with PSY 330L/331L to satisfy the social science laboratory requirement of the Psychology major.

PSY 330L/331L is a co-requisite for PSY 231 if both are offered during a given semester.