ISA1003 - Lifespan Psychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

This introductory course gives an overview of the problems, methods, and theories of psychology, with a special emphasis on human development. Central themes are foundational knowledge and theories dealing with various aspects of human development in childhood and adolescence. Topics covered include perception and cognition, communication and language, development of emotion, attachment, human relations, cultural and social psychology.

Learning outcome

The student has:
- Basic knowledge about the central problems of psychology, its methods, and the most central theories
- Basic knowledge concerning the most central theoretical perspectives in developmental psychology and an understanding of how these perspectives differ from each another
-Knowledge about what research shows is the typical mode of functioning in children (cognitive, emotional and in relation to others)

The student can:
- Discuss general psychological and developmental topics in a written form
-Use and discuss concepts, topics, and theories in general psychology and human development

General competence:
The student:
- Has acquired an understanding of the relationship between general psychological knowledge, the various perspectives on human development, and general scientific knowledge on the development of children
- Has developed an understanding of the relevancy and significance of psychological knowledge for future professional practice.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, group work and self studies.

Parts of the teaching may be given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • written assignment

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments must be approved before exams.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Education and Child Welfare Work Programme (HSGBVB)
Social Work Programme (HSGSOB)

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students currently admitted to the programme "Bachelor in Social Work" or the programme "Bachelor of Child Care and Welfare" at NTNU.

Course materials

Will be published on Blackboard at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BSA1002 30.0 01.09.2018
BSA1003 30.0 01.09.2018
HSAR1004 30.0 01.09.2018
ISA1004 30.0 01.09.2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Child Welfare
  • Medicine, Health and Social Studies.
  • Social Work
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-09

Submission 2020-12-09

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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