Bharathiar University -syllabus of MSc Applied Psychology : Life Span Psychology




UNIT I

GROWTH AND DECLINE:

Meaning of Development changes - Significant Facts about Development - The Life Span - Recent Focus of Interest in the life span - Obstacles in studying life span Development - Result of obstacles in studying development - Happiness and Unhappiness during the life Span.

THE PRENATAL PERIOD:

Characteristics of the Prenatal period - How Life begins - Importance of Conception - Period of prenal development - Attitudes of Significant people - Hazard during the Prenatal period.

INFANCY:

Characteristics of Infancy-Major Adjustments of Infancy-conditions Influencing Adjustment to Postnatal ife-Characteristics of the Infant-Hazards of Infancy

UNIT II

BABYHOOD:

Characteristics of Babyhood - Developmental Tasks, Psychological Functions, Muscle, Speech, Interest in play, Understanding Morality, Sex-role Typing, Family Relationships, Personality, Hazards and Happiness in Babyhood.

EARLY CHILDHOOD:

Characteristics of Early Childhood - Developmental Tasks, Physiological Habits, Skill, Improvements in Speech, Emotions Socialization, Play Understanding, Moral Common interest, Sex-role Typing, Family Relationships, Personality, Hazards and Happiness in Early Childhood.



LATE CHILDHOOD:

Characteristics of Late Childhood - Developmental Tasks, Physiological Habits, Skill, Improvements in Speech, Emotions Socialization, Play Understanding, Moral Common interest, Sex-role Typing, Family Relationships, Personaiity, Hazards and Happiness in Late Childhood.

UNIT III

PUBERT:

Characteristics of Pube ty-criteria causes Age Growth Spurt. Body Changes at puberty-Effects of Puberty Changes and Deviant Maturing-sources of Concern, Hazard and Unhappiness at Puberty.

ADOLENSENCE:

The adolescent Years-Characteristics of Adolescence, Developmental Tasks, Emotionality, Social interests and Morality Changes during adolescence - Sex Interests. Sex behavior and Approved sex Roles Family Relationships, Personality Changes and Hazards of Adolescence.

EARLY ADULTHOOD: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENTS:

Characteristics of early Adulthood- Development Tasks Changes in interests. Social Mobility. Sex-role Adjustment. Personal and Social Hazards of Early Adulthood.

EARLY ADULTHOOD: VOCATIONAL AND FAMILY ADJUSTMENTS:

Vocational, Martial, Parenthood; Single hood and Hazards of Adjustments - assessments of Marital Adjustments:

UNIT IV

MIDDLE AGE: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT:

Characteristics, and Developmental Tasks of Middle Age - Adjustments to Physical Changes Assessment of Adjustments of Physical Changes - Adjustments to Mental Changes interest and Social.

MIDDLE AGE: VOCATIONAL AND FAMILY ADJUSTMENTS:

Adjustments to Vocational, Family Patterns, Single hood, Loss of a Spouse, Approaching Retirement and Old Age - Vocational and Martial Hazards of Middle Age - Assessment of Adjustment to Middle Age.


UNIT V

OLD AGE: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENTS:

Characteristics and Development Tasks of Old Age, Adjustment to Physical Changes, Motor Abilities Mental Abilities interest, Hazards to Personal and Social Adjustments in Old Age.

OLD AGE: VOCATIONAL AND FAMILY ADJUSTMENT:

Adjustments to Vocational, Retirement, Family Life, Loss of A spouse, Remarriage Cohabitation, and Single hood in Old Age - Living Arrangements for the Elderly - Geograpnic Mobility, Vocational and Family - Life Hazards and Assessment Adjustment to Old Age.
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