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COUN 333, Psychology of Human Growth and Development, v1

University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Philip Cooker

Instructor name:

Eric Suddeath

Instructor Information:

Eric Suddeath is currently a Ph.D. student in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Mississippi. He received his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding School of Theology. He has taught in various capacities including higher-education, counseling agencies, and churches.

He is particularly passionate about online education because of how accessible it makes learning. He also believes that online learning can be just as effective as traditional teaching for helping students learn and meaningful interact with the material.

His clinical experience includes working with individuals, groups, and families experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, drug and alcohol dependency and abuse, compulsive sexual behaviors and thoughts, interpersonal skill development, time and stress management, career development, relationship distress, personal growth, co-parenting, divorce recovery, sexual and physical abuse and communication.

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to explore the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of individuals across the lifespan. This class is designed to help you become active in the learning process through the use of learning modules, examinations, outside reading and written assignments.

The field of psychology is fascinating. My responsibility is to present it to you in a meaningful and interesting manner. Your responsibility is to be active in the process. You need to think critically and be open to sharing your thoughts through journals and written assignments.

Textbook Information:

COUN 309 TEXTBOOK

Primary Text and Materials:

HDEV, 4th Edition, Spencer A. Rathus
ISBN-10: 1305257588 | ISBN-13: 9781305257580 2016

Recommended Supplemental Text:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), American Psychological Association (2010). ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

*All written assignments should be formatted according to the 6th edition of the APA style manual unless otherwise specified by this professor. If you do not purchase this text, you can go to http://www.apastyle.org or https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ for help with APA specifics.

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  • Analyze the history and theoretical perspectives of developmental psychology.
  • Examine the research methods used in developmental psychology.
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the major biological influences on human development (conception through death).
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of cognitive development respective to lifespan development (conception through death).
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of social development respective to lifespan development (conception through death).

Course Outline:

This course consists of 19 instructional lessons.

Module
Lesson Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Start Here
Syllabus, Orientation Materials, & Quiz

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz
1
1

Chapter 1 ONLY Sections 1-1, 1-2, and 1-3

Quiz
2

Chapter 2 ONLY Sections 2-1c, 2-1d, 2-2, 2-4

Quiz, Journal
3

Chapter 3 ONLY Sections 3-3, 3-4, 3-5

Quiz
2
4

Chapter 4, All Sections

Quiz
5 Chapter 5, All Sections
Quiz, Journal
6

Chapter 6, All Sections

Quiz
Course Exam 1
Proctored exam covering chapters 1-6, sections mentioned
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
3
7

Chapter 7, All Sections

Quiz
8 Chapter 8, All Sections
Quiz
4
9

Chapter 9, All Sections

Quiz, Journal
10 Chapter 10, All Sections
Quiz
5
11

Chapter 11, All Sections

Quiz
12 Chapter 12, All Sections
Quiz
Course Exam 2
Proctored exam covering chapters 7-12, all sections
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
6
13

Chapter 13, All Sections

Quiz
14 Chapter 14, All Sections
Quiz
7
15

Chapter 15, All Sections

Quiz
16 Chapter 16, All Sections
Quiz
8
17

Chapter 17, All Sections

Quiz
18 Chapter 18, All Sections
Reflection Paper A or B Due!
Quiz, Paper
9
19

Chapter 19, ONLY Sections 19-1, 19-3c, 19-4, 19-5a, b, c, & d

Journal only
Final Exam
Proctored comprehensive exam covering all chapters and sections mentioned

To be scheduled and completed to finalize credit

Congratulations!!! You did it!

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

A = 93-100 C+ = 77-79
A- = 90-92 C = 73-76
B+ = 87-89 C- = 70-72
B = 83-86 D = 66-70
B- = 80-82 F = 65 and below

 

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

Mid-term and Final Exams = 40%
Lesson Module Assignments = 40%
Reflection Paper Option A or B = 20%

FAILURE TO PASS THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

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