7981 - Psychology 41 - Class Information

Life Span Psychology

Winter 2009

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

An introduction to human development from infancy through old age, including basic psychological processes, emotional and social development as well as adjustments related to each phase of the life cycle. Special emphasis is given to social and cultural influences.

Prerequisites: None.


Linka M. Griswold, M.A.
Email: griswolm@lavc.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:00 - 7:00 P.M.
(818) 364-7600, ext. 7163

Classroom Location Schedule

Day  Campus Time  Location
Saturday  L.A. Southwest College  9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon   Lecture Lab, Rm. 114
Saturday  L.A. City College  1:30 - 4:30 PM  Da Vinci Hall, Rm. 308
Sunday  L.A. Valley College  9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon  Foreign Language Bldg., Rm. 108
Sunday  L.A. Pierce College  1:30 - 4:30 PM  Business Bldg., Rm. 3206

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The Developing Person Through the Life Span
  • Author: Berger, Kathleen Stassen
  • Edition: 7/E, 2008
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers, St. Martin's
  • ISBN: 978-0-7167-6080-1


Telecourse Study Guide for The Developing Person Through the Life Span
  • Author: Berger, Kathleen Stassen
  • Edition: 6/E, 2005
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers, St. Martin's
  • ISBN: 978-0-7167-7825-7

Textbooks may be purchased at the City, Southwest, Valley, and Pierce College bookstores.


Transitions Throughout the Life Span

Transitions Throughout the Life Span offers an engaging look at human development across the life span, paying particular attention to the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial processes that people experience as they adapt to life circumstances. The twenty-six 30-minute video lessons incorporate videography of biological processes, as well as historical and contemporary research. The course provides students with a chance to observe people during all stages of life and hear from many leading human development experts and medical professionals.

Where to Watch Videos

Cable Channel LA36

Video broadcasts are available on cable channel LA36. The broadcast schedule is below.

        Broadcast Schedule and Class Meetings

All videos are closed captioned.
Buy the Videos

Videos may be purchased at the Pierce College Bookstore or the LA Mission College Bookstore.

Watch the Videos on Campus

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College

You must bring your Student ID or fee receipt to watch the videos.

Online Course Website

Jan. 5 is the official start date of the term. If you enrolled after that date, you can expect a delay of 2-3 business days in accessing the class website.

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