New TOPSS Unit Lesson Plan

Announcing a new TOPSS unit lesson plan on “Life Span Development”

In December 2012, the APA Education Directorate and the APA TOPSS Committee published a new TOPSS unit lesson plan on Life Span Development, for high school psychology teachers. The six lessons address methods and issues in life span development, theories of life span development, prenatal development and the newborn, infancy and childhood, adolescence and emerging adulthood, and adulthood and aging; the unit plan also contains resources and activities. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, developed the content outline.

The unit plan was supported through a grant from the American Psychological Foundation, and is available through the TOPSS website.