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HDFS 811. Developmental Concepts and Theories. 3 Credits.

This course is an advanced study of the theories and concepts of development throughout the lifespan. Students will be introduced to relevant historical and current theoretical work on biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional human development. Using interdisciplinary lifespan perspectives, we will explore conceptualizations of developmental change and examine implications for research and applications.

Developmental Science

Developmental Science is an emerging approach to the study of human development that combines elements of more traditional approaches from the fields of Developmental Psychology and Human Development. Developmental Science entails the study of human development across the lifespan, integrating the biological, cognitive, and socioemotional underpinnings of development, and incorporating the familial, social, institutional, and cultural contexts in which development occurs.