F423 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3 Credit Hours

This course presents ecological, anthropological, life-span, biopsychosocial, and social theory perspectives on human behavior in the social environment. It covers theories of development and identity from adolescence through older adulthood, building on concepts already introduced in Human Development I. Parenting, grandparenting, and intergenerational parenting will be discussed in relation to both developmental and contextual meanings and their intersection with race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social variables. In addition, stress, coping, and risk and protective factors will be discussed as they relate to life span transitions. Attention will be given throughout to issues of diversity, inequality, and discrimination.