Follows real people through pivotal events in their lives such as the birth of a child and the death of a spouse. The video and audio portions of this course present provocative insights from recent research in psychology, biology, anthropology, and sociology. The course examines the drama of human development as it unfolds under the influence of three human "clocks": a physical clock, a social clock, and a psychological clock.
The video portion of the course provides a chronological overview of the stages of the life span, while the audio portion concentrates on specific topics. Uses an audio CD and DVDs.
This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. A Proctor Identification Form will be required. ProctorU is not available for this course.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- PSY 175 Audio CD
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
- PSY 175 Course Syllabus
- PSY 175 Transitions Copied Wrkbk-Seasons of Life, 5th Ed.
- The Developing Person Through the Life Span, 6th Ed. (2004)
Kathleen S. Berger
- PSY 175 DVD set - RENTAL. These DVDs must be returned at conclusion of course.
Important Note: The DVD set may be obtained from the CSU Bookstore; however, most students should be able to view the videos at no cost on the Annenberg Learner website (video on demand).
Silvia Sara Canetto
Dr. Canetto is a professor of psychology at Colorado State University, with affiliations in the Counseling and Applied Social Psychology programs. She holds graduate degrees in physiological, general, and in clinical psychology (of aging) from the University of Padova, Italy, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Northwestern University Medical School, U.S., respectively. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in lifespan developmental psychology, psychology of women, and psychology of gender. She is the author of over 100 articles and chapters, and editor of five books--two on teaching about human diversity. Her clinical research focuses on cultural norms, beliefs and narratives of femininity and masculinity and suicidality, depending on age, sexual orientation, social class, and disability. She also studies cultural factors in women’s and men’s interest, persistence and success in science, math and engineering. Dr. Canetto is Fellow of several professional societies, including the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.