Stages of Adult Development

Course Description

An examination of the adult stages of human biological, psychological and social development. Discusses classical as well as contemporary theories.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of aging in the U.S and how this affects society as a whole.
  • Identify the biological, psychological and social developmental terms and concepts related to human development.
  • Research, analyze, and describe, in written reports, how and why the theories and processes are pertinent in a personal or workplace setting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the primary concepts and terms introduced in the class and the text.
  • Apply theories of aging to analyze case studies.

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