Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Psychology 233. Lifespan Development

Examines theory and research on psychological development across the lifespan. We begin with an overview of developmental theories, approaches and research methods. We then explore thematically (e.g., by domain) the development of the individual through five major periods of life: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence, emerging and middle adulthood, and old age.

Domains of interest include: genetic, physical, cognitive, language, intelligence, social and emotional, moral, and gender and sexual development, with particular attention paid to the social contexts of development across the lifespan.