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Developmental Psychology - Fall 2008

Dr. Terese Hall

office GC 2C32, ext. 6542, email thall@oru.edu

website drteresehall.tripod.com

 

Course Calendar

The following is a tentative course calendar, subject to change if required by university scheduling, additional time required on a particular chapter, or other unforeseen events.  Any changes to this calendar will be announced in class well in advance.

 

Week                              Subject                                                                          Text Chs.

8/14                     Intro & review syllabus                                                              none

 

8/19                     Intro to life-span development                                                    1

                                      

8/26                     Prenatal development; Birth & the newborn                                2, 3

 

9/2                       Physical & cognitive development in infancy                               4, 5

 

9/9                       Unit test on chapters 1-5 (September 9)

                           Social & personality development in infancy                                6

                          

9/16                     Physical & cognitive development in the preschool years             7         

                                                                                      

9/23                     Video

                           Social & personality development in the preschool years              8

 

9/30                     Development in middle childhood                                                9, 10

                          

10/7                     Unit test on chapters 6-10 (October 7)

                           First paper due (October 9)                          

Fall Break

 

10/21                   Development in adolescence                                                      11, 12

                          

10/28                   Development in early adulthood                                                  13, 14

 

11/4                     Unit test on chapters 11-14 (November 4)

                           Physical & cognitive development in middle adulthood                 15

 

11/11                   Social & personality development in middle adulthood                  16

                           Physical & cognitive development in late adulthood                      17

                          

11/18                   Social & personality development in late adulthood                      18

                           Second paper due (November 20)

                          

11/25                   Unit test on chapters 15-18 (November 25)

                           Thanksgiving break 11/27

 

12/2                     Death & dying                                                                          19