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Psychology 30 - 8340

Pre-Requisite: None

Delivery Method Online Asynchronous, Synchronous (Sun West School Students)

Course Description

Human life is a wondrous thing! That is the foundation of Psychology 30. This course studies the lifespan of a human being through the stages of development, beginning with conception, gestation, infancy, and early childhood. The initial unit of study focuses on the scientific nature of Psychology as well as an in-depth focus on the never-ending question - which is more significant in the development of a person: their nature or nurture? The ethics of research is covered, including the unique value in studying identical twins that have been separated at birth. From there, the units cover the stages of development: conception, infancy, early childhood and so on. Several focus areas are covered in each of the stages, including the physical, mental and emotional changes at each stage as well as the levels of social influence that affect the development of the child. For example, would you guess that a country's political views have more influence on a child in their fetal stage or in their early child development stage? This is discussed in the course.

Units of Study:

  1. Intro to Developmental Psychology
  2. Prenatal Development (conception – birth)
  3. Infancy (birth – 2yrs)

List of Assignments (word)

Note - Final Exams will require supervision.Details will follow from your instructor if you choose to register.



Suggested Career Pathways*:



Psychologist, Nurse, Counsellor, Social Worker

*Please consult with a guidance counsellor.

Supplied Resources:
All are available online.


Instructor: Evan Pasternak

Evan Pasternak

Phone: (306) 252-1000

Fax: (306) 252-2150

Skype: evan.pasternak19

Sun West Distance Learning Centre

P.O. Box 370
408 - 5th Avenue
Kenaston, SK S0G 2N0


Phone: (306) 252-1000
Fax: (306) 252-2150