This course examines the fundamental patterns of human development from conception to death within the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains. Each developmental period is examined through demands of the American culture. Contemporary research relating to different ages is reviewed. Learning about human development will add a deeper understanding of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth across the lifespan, improve your ability to understand and interact with children, develop greater understanding of human relationships, and advance your critical thinking skills. Developmental Psychology is a popular elective for many majors and transfers easily to other colleges. Potential careers include social work assistant, group home manager, human resource specialist, early childhood specialist, and guidance counselor.