Summer 2010

SCIE 655
Life-Span Development

Arsenio,William

06/28/2010 - 07/15/2010
Monday-Thursday 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Science Tower 139

In this psychology course, we will study social and cognitive development across the life span. Topics include life-span attachment issues (e.g., early parent-child relationships); developmental psychopathology; distinctions between individual difference and psychopathology; normative and atypical emotional development; the development of self, identity, and personality; different approaches to cognitive functioning; gender, sexuality, and cultural issues in life-span development; social relations (peers, friends, school, work); late adulthood issues of aging and dying; and a general focus on the overall sources of developmental continuities and discontinuities.

Readings for this course will include A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development, as well as a reading packet of chapters and articles.

Grades will be based on a 12-15 page term paper and an oral presentation.

This course is not open to auditors.


This course is offered during the 3 Week Intensive session; the deadline to withdraw and receive a tuition refund is Wednesday, June 30 at 5:00 pm.

A syllabus for this course is available at:
SCIE 655


William Arsenio (B.A. Brandeis University; M.A. University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. Stanford University) is head ot he Developmental Psychology Program at Ferkauf Graduate School, Yeshiva University. He is a prolific writer in his field, with 4 articles currently in press and another 16 published recently. He is also an active speaker, having presented 16 papers during the past 9 years. Click here for more information about William Arsenio.


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

Texts to purchase for this course:
John Santrock, A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development, 5th Edition McGraw-Hill

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