This course is designed to introduce Bachelor of Nursing students to theory, methodology and research findings in the field of life-span developmental psychology. Organized topically, it will examine developmental changes from conception to death by focusing on biological, cognitive and socioemotional processes. Students will learn about the development of intelligence, language, self, identity, personality, gender, sexuality, and morality across the human life span. Moreover, they will examine the social contexts of development including family relations, peer groups, and friendship. The course will end with an examination of death and grieving. Students who have taken PSYC 402 Developmental Psychology cannot take this course.