Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15 3 pm to 5 pm
In this interactive course, human growth and development will be examined from a life-span perspective from birth to death. Discussion will cover major theoretical approaches for understanding growth and development across multiple domains such as cognitive, emotional, physical and social development.
March 1, 2014: Introductions and perspectives of development discussed along with theoretical frameworks. Heredity and environment highlighted. Prenatal development as well as the development in the first two years of life reviewed.
March 8, 2014: Childhood development continued with a focus on physical, cognitive, and social factors. Family and cultural identities and influences explored. Adolescence discussed to include topics related to social influences and learning.
March 15, 2014: Adulthood reviewed from early to late stages of life including both successful aging and negative life changes. Coping with death and dying discussed.
The Professor: Dr. Paula Pisano Forgione is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York with a research background in eating disorders and body-image issues. Currently, Dr. Pisano Forgione provides treatment to patients in two different professional settings. At one of these practices, she treats individuals who have experienced or witnessed traumatic injuries and/or events, such as New York City Transit workers.
Dr. Pisano Forgione also treats patients suffering from anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and addictive behaviors at another practice where she recently became an Administrative Supervisor. Additionally, Dr. Pisano Forgione maintains a private practice where she provides psychotherapy, consultation, and program development for individuals and/or organizations.
Previously serving as Adjunct Professor at both New York University and Wood Tobé-Coburn, Dr. Pisano Forgione has taught Human Growth and Development, Abnormal Psychology, and Introduction to Psychology courses. Dr. Pisano Forgione has a passion for religious and multicultural issues. In her spare time, she enjoys running, organizing small spaces, spending time with her husband, and volunteering for a non-profit organization in the fashion industry in New York City
Saturdays March 1, 8, 15 3 pm to 5 pm
Presented in the first floor program room
No registration required
Readings will be offered in class