PSYC 442

History and Theories in Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: PSYC 342

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:

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

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

Before these dates the class schedule will show "No classes were found that meet your search criteria". If this message is shown after these dates, the course is not scheduled for the selected term.