This class is an discussion of the Interactions of physical, social, gender role, cognitive and personality development theories across the life span. We will discuss how psychology is directly influenced by human development and vice versa. It is taught from a social science standpoint and uses the Socratic method in the examination of theory where appropriate.
A note of caution: Your English language skills, both written and spoken, should be at a level of proficiency that is consistent with a transferable college level course. Make no mistake about this. You are expected to perform at the level of a freshman in any four year university in the United States. English 1a is an advised course consistent with the language skills necessary to achieve academic success. If you feel that you need some extra help in this area, my advice is to take a lower level English skills course for one or more quarters before attempting Developmental Psychology. There is a large quantity of information that you are expected to master. I will trust your decision about your skills in this regard.
An Honors cohort is being offered in this section. If you are in the
Honors Program you are welcome to participate in the cohort, and if you are not in the Honors Program but are eligible for the program, you are also welcome to participate as long as you have not taken an Honors class from De Anza previously. Eligibility requirements can be found at www.deanza.edu/honors or you may contact Alex Giardino at
The cohort entails additional work consisting of two extra assignments of three to five pages each. In order to earn an Honors designation for this class on your transcript. You must commit to participating in the Honors cohort by the fourth week of the quarter by submitting a signed cohort contract to the Honors Program office. You may download a form from the Honors website. Once you commit to the Honors portion, you will be expected to complete the extra work. Failure to complete the Honors work will result in a lowering of your regular class grade.
You will note that some of the dates on the outline are linked to the actual outline I will be using in lecture. Please feel free to print these out and use them as study guides if you would like to.
Remember your stamped self addressed envelope on the day of the final, March 17th, 2010 - 3:30 pm.
Wtr 2011 Devo Outline
Book Web site
A Weird Way of Thinking
I DO NOT TAKE PAPERS VIA EMAIL.
All papers are to be written in an essay format with proper referencing. If you do not write in this format there will be an automatic 5 points knocked off your final score.
See Paper and Extra Credit Instructions if you have not already. If you have questions about how to reference, check the back of your book as well as in text examples. The book will show you examples. Also the APA page will aid you. Be sure to check out the Writing page for extra tips.
- This is for the Honors section only
Children's Literature Assignment is due on the 27th of January
Please also bring the book you discuss to class on the 27th of January
Multiple Intelligences Project is due on the 17th of February. A posted list of "Group Members 2".
Feel free to use the resource of Multiple intelligence Description - Gardner
Feed Me, Seymor due on the 10th of March "Feed Me Groups"
So? What happened? is due on the 3rd of MArch
Life in progress is due on the , and is Honors Section only.
ALL EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON THE 1ST OF DECEMBER
The Devo Midterm wtr 2011 will be due on the 10th of February at 3:30 pm
The Devo Final Wtr 2011 will be due on the 17th of MArch within the first fifteen minutes of class. please make sure to bring a SASE. I cannot and will not take your final without one. The SASE should be 9x12 in size. After I collect all finals, bring food, hang out and chat with your fellow students, oh and me.
Web articles as discussed in class
A Weird Way of Thinking
Joan Roughgarden is an evolutionary biologist at Stanford University whose new book "Evolution's Rainbow" looks at how sexuality in nature is more than just heterosexual, among other things.
more about Joan
Sexuality gene? Is there one? Who says? This link takes you to the PBS forum which examines this idea and allows you to get to know folks like Dean Hamer, and Simon LeVay
Rolanda Pierre Dixon is the Assistant District Attorney for Santa Clara County and is responsible for the "Shall Arrest " policy in regards to Domestic Violence. She is also a co author of "Speak Up Save lives" edict, and has been mentioned in numerous newspapers and articles about Domestic Violence. Please see the web reading on Foreign Brides as victims. She is a personal hero of mine and soon will be of yours. She will be speaking on the 17th of May
Ms. Aejaie Sellers Franciscus is the former Executive director of the Billy DeFrank Center. She has previously served as the executive director for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Monterey, California. During her three years at CASA, Ms. Sellers increased the agency's capacity by doubling the number of child advocates and expanding the annual budget from $150k to $500k. She also secured new private, state, and federal grants totaling over $1 million. Under her watch, CASA received the 2004 and 2005 Monterey Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Non-Profit. She personally received the 2005 Child Abuse Preventions Council Award for Outstanding Professionalism, Leadership, and Commitment. She will be speaking on the 21st of Jenuary
film at eleven
NASA ames is always looking for cognitive subjects
My New Red Shoes Extra credit option requirements.
Revelant Web sites to aid you in the comprehension of the material
these are in aphabetical order - if you note that a link does not work, or is spelled wrong, please let me know
Human Genome Project