Education | Lifespan Development
P514 | 5788 | Amy Heesacker


Objectives:

1)To acquire a life-span developmental perspective with a
multicultural emphasis.

2)To acquire a solid grounding in theories, research findings, and
understandings of life-span development from both classic and current
literature.

3)To identify the major principles governing development across the
life span.

4)To begin applying the principles of life-span development to your
area.

Required Readings:
*Broderick, P. C., and Blewitt, P (2003).  The Life Span: Human
Development for Helping Professionals (1st Edition). New Jersey:
Merrill Prentice Hall.

*Readings placed on electronic reserve at: (must have Adobe Acrobat
Reader)	http://ereserves.indiana.edu/coursepage.asp?cid=790
Password: life

Recommended Reading:
Paludi, M.A. (2002).  Human Development in Multicultural Contexts.
New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Evaluation:
1)Midterm essay examination (30%)

2)Three sets of developmental profiles (10% each)
(see separate guidelines for these)

3)Take-home final exam (40%)

Grading Scale:
A  94-100%	
A- 90-93%	
B+ 88-89%	
B  84-87%	
B- 80-83%	
C+ 78-79%
C  74-77%

Policies:
Required readings are to be read prior to the class for which they are
assigned.  Your attendance and participation in class discussion is
expected.  It is also expected that students will demonstrate respect
at all times for classmates and instructors and will take
responsibility for their own and others education.  No late papers,
exams or assignments will be accepted.  With regard to grading in
graduate level education courses, students who maintain a solid and
acceptable performance in the class will earn a "B" grade for the
course.  An "A" grade is reserved for those who demonstrate
outstanding achievement and an exceptionally high degree of
originality and/or scholarship.

Class Dates/Schedule of Topics, Readings, Assignments and Exams

Mon, Jan 13 Why a helping professional needs to understand
development: An introduction to the lifespan perspective and major
issues in development

Wed, Jan 15 Organizing Themes in Development
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 1 (pgs. 1-19)

Mon, Jan 20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No Class

Wed, Jan 22 Heredity, Environment and the Beginnings of Life
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 2 (pgs. 39-59)

Mon, Jan 27 Heredity, Environment and the Beginnings of Life
Guest Speaker: Kirstin Schwandt, M.S. (genetic counselor)
**Walker, A.P. (1998).  The Practice of Genetic Counseling.  In D.L.
Baker, J.L Schuette, & W.R. Uhlmann (Eds.), A Guide to Genetic
Counseling.  New York: Wiley-Liss.
*Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 2 (pgs. 59-69)
*Merewood, A. (1996). Sperm under siege.  In K.L. Freiberg (Ed.),
Human Development 96/97. Guilford, CT: Dushkin.
*Begley, S. (1998).  Designer Babies.  In K.L. Freiberg (Ed.), Human
development 00/01. Guilford, CT: Dushkin.

Wed, Jan 29 Neural and Cognitive Developments
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 3 (pgs. 85-97)
*Young, K.T. (1990). American Conceptions of Infant Development from
1955 to 1984: What the Experts Are Telling Parents.  Child
Development, 61, 17-28.

Mon, Feb 3 Neural and Cognitive Developments (continued)
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 3 (pgs. 97-114)
*Morelli, G. A., Rogoff, B.,  Oppenheim, D., and Goldsmith, D.
(1992).  Cultural Variation in Infants' Sleeping Arrangements:
Questions of Independence. In M. A. Paludi (Ed.), Human Development in
Multicultural Contexts. Prentice Hall: New Jersey.
*Kamii, C. & Ewing, J. K. (1996). Basing teaching on Piaget's
constructivism.  In K.L. Freiberg (Ed.), Human Development 00/01.
Guilford, CT: Dushkin.

Wed, Feb 5 Emotional Development in the Early Years
Broderick and Blewitt, Ch 4 (pgs. 121-130)
*Friedlmeier, W. (1999). Emotion regulation in Early Childhood: A
cross-cultural comparison between German and Japanese toddlers. In M.
A. Paludi (Ed.), Human Development in Multicultural Contexts. Prentice
Hall: New Jersey.

Mon, Feb 10 Emotional Development in the Early Years (continued)
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 4 (pgs. 130-153)

Wed, Feb 12The Emerging Self and Socialization in the Early Years
*Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 5  (pgs. 158-186)

Mon, Feb 17 Family Issues and Development
*Scott, M.M. (1993). Recent Changes in Family Structure in the United
States: A Developmental-Systems Perspective. Journal of Applied
Developmental Psychology, 14, 213-230.
*Eklund, S. J. (1980). Life span development and families.
Dimensions, 9, 16-19.
*Cherlin, A.J., et al. (1995).  Longitudinal studies of effects of
divorce on children in Great Britain and the United States.  In K.L.
Frieberg (Ed.), Human development 95/96.  Guilford, CT: Dushkin.
*Werner, E. (1989).  Children of the garden island.  Scientific
American 260, 106-111.

Wed, Feb 19 Family Issues and Development
*Hernandez, D.J. (1997).  Changing Demographics: Past and Future
Demands for Early Childhood Programs. In K. L. Freiberg (Ed.O), Human
development 96/97. Guildford, CT: Dushkin.
*Cochran, M.M. & Brassard, J.A. (1979). Child Development and Personal
Social Networks. Child Development, 50, 601-616.

Mon, Feb 24 *First Set of  Developmental Profiles Due and discussed in
class

Wed, Feb 26 Realms of Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 6 (pgs. 199-227)

Mon, Mar 3 Moral Development in Middle Childhood Through Early
Adolescence
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 7 (pgs. 240-264)

Wed, Mar 5 Gender and Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood Through
Early Adolescence
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 8 (pgs 270-288)
*Garbarino, J., Kostelney, K., & Dubrow, N. (1991).  What children can
tell us about living in danger.  American Psychologist, 46, 376-383.

Mon, Mar 10 Midterm Exam

Wed, Mar 12 Physical and Cognitive in Adolescence
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 9 (pgs. 311-330; 340-342)
Blinn-Pike, L. (1999). Why abstinent adolescents report they have not
had sex: Understanding sexually resilient youth.  In D.R Boyd & G.D.
Steven (Eds.) Current readings in lifespan development. Boston, MA:
Allyn & Bacon.

Mon, Mar 17 Spring Break: No Class

Wed, Mar 19 Spring Break: No Class

Mon, Mar 24 Identity Development in Adolescence
Guest Speaker: Dr. Chalmer Thompson, Associate Professor, Training
Director, Counseling Psychology doctoral program
"Racial Identity Development"
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 9 (pgs. 330-342)

Wed, Mar 26 The Social World in Adolescence
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 10 (pgs. 347-360)
Leland, J. (1999).  The secret life of teens.  In K.L. Freiberg (Ed.),
Human development 00/01. Guilford, CT: Dushkin.

Mon, Mar 31 The Social World in Adolescence (continued)
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch 10 (pgs. 360-374)
*Second Set of  Developmental Profiles Due (to discuss in class)

Wed, Apr 2 Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 11 (pgs. 384-404)

Mon, Apr 7 Socioemotional Development in Young Adulthood
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 12 (pgs. 407-421)

Wed, Apr 9 Vocational Development in Young Adulthood
Guest Speaker: Brent Atwater, MA, Career Counselor, Leadership Coach,
and Organization Consultant
*Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 12 (pgs. 421-440)

Mon, Apr 14 Cognitive, Personality, and Social Development in the
Middle Years of Adulthood
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 13 (pgs. 444-452)

Wed, Apr 16 Cognitive, Personality, and Social Development in the
Middle Years of Adulthood (continued)
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 13 (pgs. 463-480)

Mon, Apr 21 Gaines and Losses in Late Adulthood
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 14 (pgs. 485-500)

Wed, Apr 23 Gaines and Losses in Late Adulthood (continued)
Broderick & Blewitt, Ch. 14 (pgs. 500-518)
*Pruchno, R. (1999). Raising Grandchildren: The Experiences of Black
and White Grandmothers.  In M. A. Paludi (Ed.), Human Development in
Multicultural Contexts. Prentice Hall: New Jersey.
*Third Set of Developmental Profiles Due (to discuss in class)

Mon, Apr 28 Synthesis
Take Home Final to be given out in class

Wed, Apr 30 No Class (day to work on your own)

Mon, May 5 No Class-Last Day Take Home Final will be accepted (by
noon!)