The Personal and Social Development of the Adult

CNPS 433 (3.0) Online – Course Outline

EVALUATION

  • Personal Reflections
  • Quizzes
  • Participation in Unit Discussions

DESCRIPTION

Personal and social adjustment issues for professional counsellors; basic skills necessary for effective group counselling. (UBC Calendar).

This online course is an introduction to personal and social development of the adult. The material is aimed at those currently working, or intending to work, in the helping professions, but is also of general interest. There is an experiential component to this course and students are required to link course material to their own life.

OBJECTIVES

  • Understand theory and research related to the social and personal development of adults.
  • Explain how culture, social roles, interpersonal relationships, work experiences, transitions, and perceptions of meaning influence adult development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of course concepts by relating them to your own life experiences.

OUTLINE

UNIT TOPIC
1 Introduction to Adult Development
2 Influence of Culture in Adult Development
3 Psychosocial Development of the Adult
4 Personality Development in Adulthood
5 Interpersonal Relationships in Adulthood
6 Career Development and Work-Life Balance
7 Transitions and Stress in Adulthood
8 The Growth of Meaning

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL

Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604-822-2665, or toll-free in North America: 1-800-661-3889 or

Order online: http://shop.bookstore.ubc.ca/courselistbuilder.aspx

  • Bjorklund, Barbara R. The Journey of Adulthood Eighth Edition. Pearson Education Canada Ltd., 2014 ISBN : 9780205701285
  • Amundson, Norman E. The Physics of Living. Richmond, BC: Ergon Communications, 2003. ISBN: 97809648434536

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: Connect From Home

Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to http://services.library.ubc.ca/off-campus-access/connect-from-home/

MORE INFORMATION

Telephone: 604-822-2013, or toll-free in North America: 1-888-492-1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca


Latest Revision on: March 22, 2017