Aug 13, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 552 - Human Growth and Development, Advanced

Examination of the theoretical and empirical literature in the field of human development through the lifespan, including cognitive, social-emotional, spiritual, moral, and physical development. Permission by department. Course will be offered every year (Summer).


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the multicultural and pluralistic characteristics within and among diverse groups, nationally and internationally.
  • Assess the impact of spiritual beliefs on clients’ and counselors’ worldviews.
  • Analyze the theories of individual and family development across the life span.
  • Inspect the theories of learning.
  • Examine the biological, neurological, and physiological factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.
  • Distinguish the systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.
  • Assess the effects of crisis, disasters, and trauma on diverse individuals across the life span.
  • Summarize the general framework for understanding differing abilities and strategies for differentiated interventions.
  • Evaluate ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the life span.
  • Formulate developmentally relevant counseling treatment or intervention plans.

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