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Human Development and Behaviour

By Dr. P. Swathi   |   The English And Foreign Languages University (Host University)
Learners enrolled: 1871
This course is designed to give students a broad overview of the human development and behaviour, emphasizing on significant concepts, theory, and research.
The main objectives of the course:

  1. Develops an understanding of the significance of Developmental Psychology.
  2. Helps students to learn the stages of life span, principles of development and tasks and hazards at each stage.
  3. Provides an insight into the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and personality development at different stages of the life span.  
  4. Enables students to deal with issues in adolescence, a significant stage in human life.
  5. Develop  an awareness into the midlife crisis and adjustment  problems in middle age and old age.
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 22 Aug 2022
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Weekly Schedule


Weeks

Weekly Lecture Topics

Assignment 

(No. & Type)*

Week   1

 Day I 

 

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

 



Scope and importance of Developmental Psychology, Historical perspectives on human development

Stages of the Life span   

 Developmental Principles   

Developmental Tasks and Hazards  

Assignment and Interaction/Forum activity

  



  




  




 Multiple Choice and Descriptive

Week-02           

 Day I 

 Day 2


Day 3

Day 4 


Day 5 


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Research Methods   

Stages of Prenatal Development  

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Prenatal Development

Major Developments of the Neonatal period

Assignment and Interaction/Forum activity









  Multiple Choice and Descriptive

 Week              3

 Day I 

 

Day 2


Day 3

 Day 4 

 Day 5

:

Major Developments through Toddlerhood (birth to 2 years) - Physical and Sensory Development, Cognitive and Social development

Characteristics of Childhood

Physical Development in childhood 

Cognitive Development in Childhood (Piaget’s Theory)  

Assignment and Interaction/Forum activity










 Multiple Choice and Descriptive

Week-04             

  Day I 

  Day 2

  Day 3


  


  Day 4

  Day 5


 

 

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Social Development in Childhood

Moral Development in Childhood (Kohlberg’s and Piaget’s Theory) 

Personality Development in Childhood (Freud’s and Erikson’s Theory)

Concept of Adolescence and Characteristics of Adolescence  

Assignment and Interaction/Forum activity
















 Multiple Choice and Descriptive

 

Week-05            

  Day I 

 

  Day 2

  Day 3

  

  Day 4 

 




Day 5


Physical Development in adolescence

Cognitive Development in adolescence

Social and Emotional Development in adolescence

Issues in Adolescence – Problems of Adjustment, Identity Crisis, Career choices, Teenage Pregnancies, Teenage Suicides and Depression


Assignment and Interaction/Forum activity












  Multiple Choice and Descriptive


Week-06                

: Day I 

  Day 2

  Day 3

  Day 4 

  Day 5


  Characteristics of Adulthood

  Physical Changes in adulthood

  Cognitive Changes in adulthood

   Social and Emotional Development in adulthood

  Assignment and Interaction/Forum activity





 




Multiple Choice and Descriptive


Week-08              

   Day I 

   Day 2

   Day 3

   Day 4 

   Day 5


 Characteristics of Old Age

 Biological, Psychological and Social Changes in old age

 Theories of Adjustment to Old Age

 Leisure and Recreation in old age

Assignment and Interaction/Forum activity





 


Multiple Choice and Descriptive


Week-07                

: Day I 

  Day 2

  Day 3

  Day 4 

  Day 5


Problems of Adjustment in adulthood

Characteristics of Middle Age

Problems of Adjustment in middle age

Mid-life crisis and pre-retirement planning

Assignment and Interaction/Forum activity





 




Multiple Choice and Descriptive



Books and references

  1. Feldman, R.D; Olds,S.W &  Papalia, D.E.(2008).Human Development.
  2. John W. Berry., Mishra R.C. and Tripathi, R.C. (2003). Psychology in Human and Social development, Sage Publications
  3. Kail, R.V.  &  Cavanuagh, J.C. (2015). Human Development: A Life-Span View
  4. Saundra K. Ciccarelli and Glen E. Meyer. (2008). Psychology, Sage Publications
  5. Sigelman, C.K. and Elizabeth, A.(2018). Life Span Human Development. 

Instructor bio

Dr. P. Swathi

The English And Foreign Languages University (Host University)

  1. Dr. P. Swathi, Principal Investigator has 15 years of teaching experience in UG, PG, M. Phil and Ph. D courses in Psychology.
  2. Practicing Counselling psychologist. 
  3. Published many research articles and author of chapters in edited books.
  4. Supervised many M.Phil and Ph.D Scholars at OU, Bharathiyar and S.V. University.  
  5. She is a Trainer to various government, Private and educational Institutes. She also prepared Written course material and also audio- visual Material for IGNOU, OSMANIA, BRAOU and UOH.
  6. She is a resource person to AIR and various regional TV Channels on psychological issues.
  7. She was also a columnist in Regional Newspapers.
  8. Member of various Professional organisations.

Course certificate

30 per cent for in course Assessment And 70 Per cent for end term proctored exam.



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