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This course takes a life-span approach to human developmental patterns and processes from conception to death. In particular, it will present the basic physical, cognitive, and social processes at work during each age period (i.e., infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood); external/behavioural influences affecting these processes; and the relationships among the various threads of development in each age period. Emphasis is placed on theoretical approaches and empirical findings.  This course should help the student relate knowledge about how humans develop not only to the application of behavioural psychology, but also to parenthood.