Human Growth, Behaviour And Development
This course provides students with detailed knowledge about human growth, behavior and development. This enables students to understand and assess the stages and processes of human growth, development and behavior. The course addresses problems and needs of human nature in each development domain and stage from conception to death. It is designed to provide a wide range of experiences and knowledge about; development psychology, conception, personality theories, prenatal, neonatal, childhood, toddlers, pubescence, adolescence and adolescent psychology, young adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood, death, bereavement, marriage, close relationships, parenting, attachment, power, child abuse, child care, and mental distress or psychopathology. The course engages narratives to illustrate real-life situations.
- Course will aim at helping students to analyze development psychology, demonstrate the link between theory, and different theoretical approaches, and practice in human growth, behavior and development.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES.
By the end of the course students shall be able to:
- Describe essential facts related to human growth, behavior and development.
- Explain and use the information learnt about the normal phases of human growth from conception to death.
- Understand and use personality theories in solving day-to-day problems of their societies.
- Describe and relate the physical, cognitive, psychological and moral changes in a human cycle.
- Identify the major biological, psychosocial, cognitive, spiritual and adaptive development stages of development from infancy to older age.