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Lifespan Social & Emotional Development (PSYC30016)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codePSYC30016
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject investigates issues of social and emotional development across all life periods of the life-span: childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood. Students taking this subject will learn about major developmental tasks and issues for each life period, including: identity development, gender and sexuality development, moral development, family and peer relationships, and education.

Intended learning outcomes

The subject aims to provide students with opportunities to:

engage in critical evaluation of competing (and complimentary) theories of social and emotional development across the lifespan

identify the developmental tasks and challenges associated with different life periods

apply developmental theory to personal, interpersonal, and cultural contexts of development

Generic skills

Students in this subject will be given appropriate opportunity and educational support to:

contrast and integrate theoretical perspectives of lifespan development

demonstrate advanced skills in critical engagement and reflective thinking

demonstrate advanced skills in creating and responding to peer-reviews

apply theory to practice in everyday life

further skills in written communication

Last updated: 11 October 2019