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HPS302 - Pathways Through Adulthood

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Tess Knight

Email: HPS302@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

Must have passed one of HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, HPS205, HPS310

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: HPS782
Contact hours:

Campus - Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong): 1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight

Warrnambool: 1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per fortnight

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminar per week. Note: weekly class will be available for cloud students to view online

Note:

Campus students are required to attend practical classes.

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

Assessment task 1: Literature review (1600 words) 35%

Assessment task 2: Annotated transcript and Case analysis (1800 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Case History (1000) 25%

Prescribed texts

Bjorklund, B. R. (2015). The Journey of Adulthood (8th ed.).  Pearson Education Ltd.

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