Theories of Human Behavior Across the Life Course II

September 8, 2022

2 Credits – Course Number 7220

In this required second semester course of the two semester sequence, the focus continues to center around Kurt Lewin’s ‘nothing as practical as a good theory’ paradigm. (Kurt Lewin, 1944, University of Iowa Studies in Child Welfare) The meta theoretical principles are used to continue to understand theories of human relationship development as they relate to the life span issues of adult development. Those principles – connection and disconnection; power and diminishment; purpose and invisibility – also highlight continuing discussions about diversity, oppression, class, social justice and the intersectionality of the ‘isms’ with each other.