HDFS 815. Physical and Cognitive Development Across the Lifespan. 3 Credits.
Critical examination of physical and cognitive change in human development across the lifespan, including major theories and key research in the area. Emphasis will be on the interplay of genetic/physical and contextual factors on development. Restrictions: HDFS doctoral student or Instructor Permission.
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.