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Developmental Psychology Spring 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.  It is 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 and posted on my website.

 

Week                      Subject                                                                                                                                   Text Chs.

1-1/10                     Intro to lifespan development                                                                                            1

                               

2-1/15                     Prenatal development & birth                                                                                            2

 

3-1/22                     Physical & cognitive development in infancy                                                                3

                               

4-1/29                     Socioemotional development in infancy                                                                          4

Unit test on chapters 1-4 (January 31)

 

5-2/5                       Physical & cognitive development in childhood                                                            5

                               

6-2/12                     Socioemotional development in childhood                                                                     6                             

 

7-2/19                     Settings for development                                                                                                   7

Unit test on chapters 5-7 (February 21)

 

8-2/26                     First paper due (February 26)

Physical development in adolescence                                                                              8

 

9-3/4                       Cognitive & socioemotional development in adolescence                                           9

                               

10-3/11                   Constructing an adult life                                                                                                   10

                                Unit test on chapters 8-10 (March 13)

 

SPRING BREAK  

 

11-3/25                   Relationships in adulthood; Midlife                                                                                 11, 12

 

12-4/1                     Midlife; Cognitive & socioemotional development in later life                                    12, 13                     

 

13-4/8                     Cognitive/socioemotional development; Physical challenges of old age                  13, 14                     

                                Second paper due (April 10)

 

14-4/15                   Physical challenges of old age                                                                                          14

                                Unit test on chapters 11-14 (April 17)

 

15-4/22                   Death & dying                                                                                                                      15