Washington, D.C., Site Class Highlight – Psychosocial Development


Washington, D.C., Site Class Highlight – Psychosocial Development

What class?

HR 5403-105 Psychosocial Development, Washington, D.C.

Where is it available?

This class is currently available at our Washington, D.C., site. The Add/Drop date is Oct. 28, 2018.

Why is it cool?

As we grow up, we go through a variety of developmental stages that shape us into who we are as adults. Several factors can affect how we deal with conflict at each stage, and the qualities we develop or don’t develop as we age may impact the rest of our lives.

Psychosocial Development is cool because it provides students with an understanding of human development across the lifespan. The course focuses on interpersonal and intrapersonal development issues that affect the well-being of individuals, as well as developmental issues as they relate to everyday life.

The course focuses on interpersonal and intrapersonal development issues that affect the well-being of individuals, as well as developmental issues as they relate to everyday life.

Students will be encouraged to think critically and outside the box as they become familiar with the psychosocial model of development and its complexities. Through assignments, observation and group discussion, they’ll gain a fundamental perspective on different issues regarding developmental, psychological and cultural understandings of individuals, and they’ll be able to assess the developmental strengths and weaknesses of others.

Students will leave the class with a better understanding of themselves, along with a working knowledge of issues and phases of human development that will guide them throughout the course of their careers.

If you are a student at our Washington, D.C., site and want to learn more about this class, please contact our Site Director, Sasha Haddoun, at (703) 418-4800 or apwashington@ou.edu.

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.