Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

PS874
Advanced Seminar in Social Developmental Psychology
0.5 Credit

This is an advanced seminar in social developmental psychology for PhD students. This seminar focuses on the topic of adult personality development and the factors that are key to understanding this process across the adult life course. Attention will be given to a range of theoretical perspectives on social and personality development, but will give particular priority to Eriksonian theory and to life story approaches to modeling and researching this development. The seminar begins with identity in adolescence and emerging adulthood, then covers intimacy and relationship development in young adulthood, generativity, family and social role participation in midlife, and finally, ego integrity and coping in later adulthood. Both classical and contemporary writings and articles, focusing on both theory and research, are considered.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
PS675 - Seminar in Developmental Psychology or equivalent