HPS302 - Pathways Through Adulthood
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Must have passed one of HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, HPS205, HPS310
Campus: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong): 1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight
Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour class per week (will be recorded for Cloud (online) students to access) and 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per fortnight
Note:Campus students are required to attend practical classes.
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.
Minor Research Project (submitted in 3 parts), and Reflection
Part 1: Introduction (1600 words) 35%
Part 2: Method and interview transcript (700 words) 15%
Part 3: Interpretation and discussion (1,800 words) 40%
Reflection: Reflective piece of personal experience of the research project (600) 10%
Bjorklund, B. R. (2015). The Journey of Adulthood (8th ed.). Pearson Education Ltd.
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