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Human Growth and Development

This guide is designed to help illustrate the primary principles of human growth and development as well as to provide resources relevant to the subject.

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Zina Conley, MSHS, MLS
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Shenise McGhee, M.S.L.S., M.S.HED.
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About this Course

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EDUC*3301*01 Human Growth & Development

This course in life-span psychology covers the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral development of the individual from conception until death.

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

The students should be able to demonstrate: (1) knowledge and understanding of different factors involved in human development; (2) knowledge and understanding of stress related issues and familiarity with stress mastery practices and basic coping skills; (3) familiarity with research in the area of human development and relevant research in health psychology; (4) familiarity with community organizations that offer health/wellness services and activities for healthy individuals as well as for individuals with chronic or life-threatening health conditions, (5) ability to use the acquired knowledge to reflect on personal life experiences and observations; and (6) ability to relate these experiences and observations to the theories and research findings discussed in class, textbook, and/or other related sources. 

NOTE: More detailed information is provided in the full course syllabus and other handouts.

 

Reserve Textbooks

ETS Study guide

Test Preparation

Books from the Main Library Collection

Human Growth and Development Educational Videos

Ebscohost Key Databases

ProQuest Database

E-books Collection

Required Reading Resources

 

Berger, K.S. (2014) The developing person through the life span, ninth edition. New York: Worth Publishers

van Buuren, S. (2014). Growth charts of human development. Statistical Methods In Medical Research, 23(4), 346-368. doi:10.1177/0962280212473300

Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2016). Human growth and development across the lifespan: Applications for counselors. Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Capuzzi, D., Stauffer, M. D., & O'Neil, T. (2016). Theories of human development. In D. Capuzzi, M. D. Stauffer, D. Capuzzi, M. D. Stauffer (Eds.) , Human growth and development across the lifespan: Applications for counselors (pp. 25-53). Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Hendry, C., Farley, A., & McLafferty, E. (2012). Development, growth and repair from conception to old age. Nursing Standard, 26(50), 44-49.

Johnson, A. L., & Anderson, E. D. (2016). Birth and infancy: Emotional and social development. In D. Capuzzi, M. D. Stauffer, D. Capuzzi, M. D. Stauffer (Eds.) , Human growth and development across the lifespan: Applications for counselors (pp. 151-174). Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Newman, Barbara & Philip. 2007. Theories of Human Development. Lawrence Erlbaum.

Stauffer, M. D., Cook, J., Trippany-Simmons, R., & Rush-Wilson, T. C. (2016). The many facets of human development: Spiritual and moral developmental theories. In D. Capuzzi, M. D. Stauffer, D. Capuzzi, M. D. Stauffer (Eds.) , Human growth and development across the lifespan: Applications for counselors (pp. 55-80). Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.