Physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development from birth through middle childhood in context of family, relationships, and culture.
HDFS 101 (Individual and Family Development) or PSY 100 (General Psychology); completion of 30 credits
All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment.
If you register for this course after the start of the term, please contact the instructor at the time of registration. By contacting the instructor, you ensure you are added to the CANVAS section as soon as possible and have access to the course and details about the class requirements.
Textbooks and Materials
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Ed. (2019)
American Psychological Association
- The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture (2011)
Siegel, Daniel J. and Bryson, Tina P.
- The Developing Person Through Childhood (New York: Macmillan Publishing), 11th Ed. (2021)
With an inclusive text through Canvas.
The inclusive text is a Macmillan online supplement required for this class and a significant portion of your grade will include completing online activities.
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
Aimee Kleisner Walker
Aimée Kleisner Walker is a member of our HDFS teaching faculty. Dr. Walker teaches both online and on-campus courses across the lifespan. Her research interests include Early childhood and elementary education; Early prevention and family support programs that address inequities among developmental opportunities; Science of teaching and learning in applied human sciences; Parenting across the lifespan.