How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on teaching human development across the life span in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks. According to the TAG, Lifespan Development falls within Pillar 3 (Development) and is a required topic for all Ohio Introduction to Psychology courses, along with Learning. These two chapters meet the APA recommendations for Strengthening General Psychology (Gurung, et al., 2016). In approaching this topic, you may want think about what Learning and Development have in common by emphasizing learning across the lifespan.IntroductionThis section will explore human development across the life span. This section provides an overview of physical development, cognitive development, and socioemotional development from conception to death.
Ohio TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences (OSS) Standards
Core OSS015 Outcome: Core skill demonstrated by students who successfully complete an Introduction to Psychology Course
Standard: Describe psychological theories, principles, and concepts relevant to the following topics: Biological (Biology of Behavior, Sensation, Consciousness), Cognitive (Memory, Cognition, Perception, Intelligence), Developmental (Learning, Lifespan Development, Language), Social and Personality (Social, Personality, Emotion, Multicultural, Gender, Motivation), Mental and Physical Health (Abnormal, Health, Therapies)