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This subject focuses on developmental and socio-cultural factors that impact psychological functioning across the lifespan and are relevant to the work of an Educational and Developmental Psychologist. The subject will cover key developmental tasks and transitions for the individual and family, across the lifespan, and the influence of cultural and social differences on these processes.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in human development theory, particularly differential development across the lifespan;
- Use assessment and observation procedures and interpret findings to gain accurate information on the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children, adolescents and adults, including the aged;
- Evaluate critically and interpret research and theory in this field, and carry out research and program evaluation of their own;
- Apply awareness of cultural difference, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, when considering the psychological and developmental needs of members of these communities.
Last updated: 10 February 2024