ORG LP737 - Adult Development

(Credits: 3)

This course will introduce students to the field of adult developmental psychology. We will cover major theories and approaches to adult development such as Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Jane Loevinger, Daniel Levinson, and Ken Wilber. Students will also learn Kegan’s constructive developmental framework as well how this theory is being applied to facilitate adult growth in businesses, schools, and other kinds of organizations. Our focus will be on how each theorist defines psychological maturity; how gender, culture[LJ1], and organizations impact adult development; and how leadership effectiveness may be linked to the developmental levels of leaders. Students will be asked to apply the concepts they are learning to themselves and organizations they have worked in or currently are working in.