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HPS782 - Pathways Through Adulthood

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

T Knight

Email: HPS782@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

Must have passed one of: HPS771, HPS772, HPS773, HPS774, HPS775

Incompatible with:

HPS302

Contact hours:

11 x 2 hour practicals per trimester. Campus students are required to attend practical classes.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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 of the unit 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

Assessment task 1: Case study 90% (4100 words consisting of literature review and method 45%, Interpretation and discussion 40%, reflection 5%)

Assessment task 2: Weekly topic quizzes x 10 weeks 10%

Prescribed texts

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2853$3112

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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