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Unit details

HPS302 - Pathways Through Adulthood

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, W, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:T Knight (B)
Prerequisite:HPS111, HPS121
Incompatible with: HPS782
Contact hours:

12 x 2 hour practicals per trimester

Note:

On-campus students are required to attend practical classes.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit provides an examination of the theories that underpin developmental psychology and the research methods used in this area. The physical, social, cognitive and personal aspects of adult development and ageing are considered, taking into account both the gains and losses associated with ageing. Although the focus is on normal ageing within changing social and historical contexts, the cognitive, behavioural and social consequences of age-related pathologies are also examined and the promotion of optimal ageing is explored.

Assessment

Reflective Journal 15% (consisting of three separate journal entries each worth 5%), Case study 85% (4100 words consisting of class presentation 10%, literature review 30%, annotated transcript 10%, case analysis, discussion and reflection 35%)

Prescribed texts

Bjorklund, BR (2011). The Journey of Adulthood, 7th edn, Prentice Hall, New Jersey

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$706$706$2542$2714

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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