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PSY 237 Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence

Prerequisite: PSY 101. Credit by exam. (First semester/3 credits) 

Introduction to the concept of development as a lifelong process. Developmental methodology and theories of development as they apply to childhood and adolescence. Critical life events and their adjustments from the prenatal period through adolescence from a developmental perspective are discussed, stressing the interaction between the developing person and a continually changing world. Emphasis is given to the interdisciplinary nature of human development, (i.e., the relationships among the biological, social and psychological domains).