Psychology Education (PED)
PED-150 Human Development (4 credits)
This course combines the introductory course in psychology - a discipline that studies human behavior in all its facets, including the processes that underlie that behavior - a student places major emphasis on two areas: studying the different aspects of behavior as classified in psychology (e.g., learning, motivation, personality) and developing elementary analytical and problem solving skills to facilitate making her own inferences about the underlying processes of behavior. The student also examines human development and learning for the entire life span with emphasis on major theories and current research in education and psychology. She is expected to identify and analyze behavioral aspects in laboratory settings of human subjects representing the life stages. The student is expected to acquire problem solving techniques, theory evaluation and comparison, identification, and evaluation of contemporary and global aspects of development, and communication skills.
Prerequisite(s): For Education Majors & Supports.