||Jamie C. Nekich, Ph.D.
||Forney Hall, Room 013
||Psychology, Box 443043, Moscow Idaho
||T,Th 2-2:30, M 11:30-12:15
Development in Adulthood, Edition
4 (2006) by Barbara Hansen Lemme.
Allyn & Bacon Publishers
with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's greatest
lesson (2002) by Mitch Albom. Broadway Pulishers (See the
description of the term paper before purchasing this
|The course provides an overview of
physical, cognitive, personality, and social development
across the adult life span, from
school graduation through death. The
course is appropriate for students entering fields where they will work
closely with adults of any age. It is also appropriate for adults
interested in understanding their own lifetimes, particularly with an
eye to maximizing optimal outcomes during each decade of adulthood.
it we cover major theories and research findings in the field of adult
development with an
emphasis on examining how
individuals progress through a series of predictable stages during
their lifetime, how they cope with the challenges of each stage, and
whether aging should be viewed pessimistically as a series of losses
or optimistically as increasing gains in wisdom and experience. .
|Course Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course you will:
- know theory and research related to adulthood and
the process of growing older
- have enough knowledge to adopt healthy lifestyle
choices to enhance your own adulthood
- have explored some personal lifestyle goals
- gain a more optimistic view of healthy aging
- be able to apply the knowledge gained in this
course to understand the life course of individuals you know
- be prepared for advanced study in the field of
|You will read 12 chapters in the Lemme
book over the course. The course will not have on-line
lectures. You will be provided with review questions
for each chapter designed to promote mastery of the course concepts.
These reviews require the student to provide answers to on-line
questions after they have read and reviewed the chapter material. All assignments must be submitted by
midnight of the due date. Late
assignments are not accepted.
There will be
five homework assignments. These assignments ask you to
apply the material in the course to real life activities. Links from the schedule page provide access to the instructions and
expectations for these assignments.
will be given during the semester (two midterms and a final).
All exams are 25-question, multiple choice exams.
You are given 50 minutes to complete the exams.
They are timed, open book exams. You will need to know the material well
(and not rely upon the open book) in order to complete the exam in the
allotted time frame. If an exam is missed,
you must receive permission for a makeup. All make-ups are
scheduled one week from the date of the original exam. You are
allowed only one make-up per semester.
You will be required to read 'Tuesdays with Morrie', a book describing the progressive death of Morrie Schwartz,
a popular college professor who developed ALS, and
how this remarkable man approached his life's ending. You will be
asked to write a 3-5 page paper that identifies in
his story at least three themes we have covered in the course.
|You can earn a total of 700 points during the semester.
Each chapter review counts for 20 points for a total of 240.
You will be given three exams each counting 100 points.
Homework assignments will each count for 20 points for a total
of 100 points. Your class
project will count for 60 points.
grades are available to view on line by clicking here.
||below 60% F