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HPS302 - Pathways Through Adulthood

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), 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), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) l: 1 x 2 hour online recorded class per week, and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

 

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour online recorded class per week, and 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per week.

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

Minor Research Project (submitted in 3 parts), and Reflection

Part 1: Introduction (1600 words) 30%

Part 2: Method and interview transcript (900 words) 20%

Part 3: Interpretation and discussion (1800 words) 40%

Reflection: Weekly Quiz - A quiz testing each week’s content for 10 weeks 10%

Prescribed texts

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

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