PSYC 442

History and Theories in Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: 342, 235

Seminar review of major classical (e.g. psychoanalytic, behaviorist, organismic) and contemporary (e.g., dynamic systems, sociocultural) theoretical perspectives and their implications for the study of psychological development across the lifespan. Emphasis on differences among theoretical perspectives with respect to central developmental issues such as concepts of change, sources of development, and the universality of developmental laws and findings.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PSYC 442, PSYC 342, PSYC 235.


Pre- or Co-requisites:

  • PSYC 300B; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Psychology offered by the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

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