Developmental Psychology: From Infancy to Death (PSYC 011)


High School Diploma or equivalent.

Course Description

Developmental Psychology: From Infancy to Death (equivalent to Lifespan Development) is a 3-unit, intensive, immersion-learning course that requires four weekends to complete. Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

This course is a survey of the psychological development of humans in all their sociocultural diversity beginning with infancy and continuing through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, late adulthood, and death.

Major theories of intellectual, emotional, and social development are explored. Emphasis is placed upon the interdependency of various periods of life, scientific methods, and a variety of factors that shape similarities and differences in human development.

ISP does not require prospective students of this course to complete an “Introductory” class prior to enrollment.

This course is offered for either 3 credits or 4 credits. Please contact the school(s) to which you are planning to transfer your credits to confirm how many will be required for your program. You must notify ISP of the number of credits you will be earning before your class begins so we can plan your coursework accordingly. Note that this course includes 1 unit of laboratory work.

$100 credit for Textbook

Belsky, J. (2015). Experiencing the Lifespan. 4th ed. Worth Publishers, Macmillan Learning, London, UK
(ISBN: 1-464-175-942)

You may acquire the book from any outlet you prefer. However, for your convenience, an option is provided below:

Experiencing the Lifespan. 4th Edition


Every ISP student entering Developmental Psychology receives a $100 credit toward the purchase of textbooks. For more information, please refer to our Textbook Policy.

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