Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

This course introduces the methods, theories and main concepts used by psychologists to develop a real insight into the world of children.


Child psychology is extremely important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is being able to understand and accurately predict a reasonable norm for child development. Proper discipline, teaching styles and communication styles are all based on understanding the psychology of childhood, which changes and develops over time.  Intervention on behalf of children who have been raised in difficult circumstances or faced traumatic events also hinges on understanding child psychology -- children don't cope with situations in the same way adults do because they do not process information the same way and do not have the same emotional or reasoning skills. 

By studying child psychology, we can better understand children and equip them to become well-adjusted, more adaptable adults who are capable of living rich and varied lives.  We can help our children through crises and enrich their daily lives by interacting with them in ways that are appropriate to their developmental levels.  Is it any wonder that so many people choose to study child developmental psychology every year?

This course is for all those who want to find out what psychology can tell us about the nature and development of children. This study is intended for students of psychology , those training to work with children in a variety of professional roles, or anyone just interested in understanding how children develop.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what child psychology is.
  • Recognize early biological factors in child psychology.
  • Describe the major schools of child psychology.
  • Summarize Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development.
  • Summarize Vygotsky's Theory of Sociocognitive Development.
  • Define Erikson's Eight Stages of Development.
  • Describe the processes of the development of language.
  • Define nurture.
  • Summarize the affect of family dynamics on child psychology.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 1 Exam 18 points
Lesson 2 Exam 17 points
Lesson 3 Exam 13 points
Lesson 4 Exam 22 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 5 Exam 16 points
Lesson 6 Exam 18 points
Lesson 7 Exam 19 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 8 Exam 18 points
Lesson 9 Exam 21 points
Lesson 10 Exam 16 points
Lesson 11 Exam 11 points
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