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Child Psychology Online Course

Why Study this Child Psychology Course?

Have you ever wondered how children learn, develop, and what influences them? Well wonder no more, because this course will answer that and more!

This online child psychology course will give you the necessary knowledge you need to understand what influences children’s learning, intelligence and morality, how they develop their language, their sexuality and their cognitive development, their personal aspects of socialization and the impact of schooling and family on their personal development.

Distance Learning – Learn Child Psychology

Learn more about the psychology and development of children in this 100 hour online course.

Which is better nature or nurture? How do you understand the mind of a child?  How do you affect their behaviour?

This child psychology course online is suitable for anyone wishing to better understand children including teachers, child care workers, parents and anyone living or working with children.

Who is this child psychology course for?

This online child psychology course is highly recommended for anyone who plans to work in psychology and child care, as well as anyone who works with children or plans to in the future. Great for schoolteachers and parents.

What you will learn in this online child psychology course

  • Identify environmental and social aspects required for the ideal environment for a developing child.
  • Explain how genetic and environmental factors operate together in influencing the child’s personality development.
  • Provide evidence that a particular personality characteristic may be genetically determined.
  • Explain how genetic and environmental factors operate together in influencing the child’s personality development.
  • Identify the type of learning in which a stimulus which usually produces an unconditioned response is manipulated to produce a conditioned response, and give an example.
  • Discuss exactly how you would use operant conditioning to encourage a child to socialise.
  • Apply the perceptual recognition approach to explain smiling and fear in infants.
  • Evaluate how Freud’s, Harlow’s and Bowlby’s explanations of the formation of mother-child attachments differ.
  • Explain reflection-impulsivity and its significance in cognitive development.
  • Explain the strengths and weakness of social learning theory in explaining language acquisition.
  • Explain why you think that intelligence is or is not overall genetically determined.

Course Structure

There are 12 lessons in this course:
1. Introduction to Child Psychology

Levels of development

Nature or nurture

Isolating hereditary characteristics

Cause versus correlation

Continuity versus discontinuity

Cross sectional and longitudinal studies

Reliability of verbal reports

2. The Newborn Infant

The Interactionist approach

Range of reaction

Niche picking

Temperament stimulus seeking

Emotional disturbances during pregnancy

3. States and Senses of the Infant

Sensory discrimination

Infant states (sleep, inactivity, waking, crying etc)

Why psychologists are concerned with defining and describing infant states

Habituation

Crying

Soothing a distressed baby

Sensory discrimination

Depth perception

Oral sensitivity

4. Learning

Habituation

Vicarious learning

Classical conditioning

Operant conditioning

Reinforcement

The importance of learning control, etc

5. Emotions and Socialisation

Producing and recognising emotional expression

Smiling

Biological explanation

Perceptual recognition

Mother-child Attachment

Freudian approach

Bowlby’s approach

Social Learning approach

Harlow’s approach

Role of cognition in attachment formation

Day care

6. Cognitive Development

Developing the ability to reason.

7. Language Development

Is language ability learned or innate?

Social Learning Approach

Hypothesis testing approach

Under extending

8. Intelligence

Measuring Intelligence

Cultural Bias

IQ

Testing Intelligence as a tool.

9. Socialisation Part A

Social Cognition

Self awareness

Awareness of others

Development of empathy

Taking turns

Having a point of view/perspective

Social scripts

Pretend play

10. Morality

Moral development

Aggression and altruism

Freud

Piaget and Kohlberg on moral development

11. Sexuality

Freud’s phases (oral phase, anal phase, phallic phase, latent phase, genital phase)

Gender and role Identity

Psycho-social development

12. Socialisation Part B

Family influence

Discipline

Siblings

Family structures

School influence

Peer influence

Acceptance and rejection

Modelling

Reinforcement.

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why Study this Child Psychology Course?

    Have you ever wondered how children learn, develop, and what influences them? Well wonder no more, because this course will answer that and more!

    This online child psychology course will give you the necessary knowledge you need to understand what influences children’s learning, intelligence and morality, how they develop their language, their sexuality and their cognitive development, their personal aspects of socialization and the impact of schooling and family on their personal development.

    Distance Learning – Learn Child Psychology

    Learn more about the psychology and development of children in this 100 hour online course.

    Which is better nature or nurture? How do you understand the mind of a child?  How do you affect their behaviour?

    This child psychology course online is suitable for anyone wishing to better understand children including teachers, child care workers, parents and anyone living or working with children.

    Who is this child psychology course for?

    This online child psychology course is highly recommended for anyone who plans to work in psychology and child care, as well as anyone who works with children or plans to in the future. Great for schoolteachers and parents.

    What you will learn in this online child psychology course

    • Identify environmental and social aspects required for the ideal environment for a developing child.
    • Explain how genetic and environmental factors operate together in influencing the child’s personality development.
    • Provide evidence that a particular personality characteristic may be genetically determined.
    • Explain how genetic and environmental factors operate together in influencing the child’s personality development.
    • Identify the type of learning in which a stimulus which usually produces an unconditioned response is manipulated to produce a conditioned response, and give an example.
    • Discuss exactly how you would use operant conditioning to encourage a child to socialise.
    • Apply the perceptual recognition approach to explain smiling and fear in infants.
    • Evaluate how Freud’s, Harlow’s and Bowlby’s explanations of the formation of mother-child attachments differ.
    • Explain reflection-impulsivity and its significance in cognitive development.
    • Explain the strengths and weakness of social learning theory in explaining language acquisition.
    • Explain why you think that intelligence is or is not overall genetically determined.

    Course Structure

    There are 12 lessons in this course:
    1. Introduction to Child Psychology

    Levels of development

    Nature or nurture

    Isolating hereditary characteristics

    Cause versus correlation

    Continuity versus discontinuity

    Cross sectional and longitudinal studies

    Reliability of verbal reports

    2. The Newborn Infant

    The Interactionist approach

    Range of reaction

    Niche picking

    Temperament stimulus seeking

    Emotional disturbances during pregnancy

    3. States and Senses of the Infant

    Sensory discrimination

    Infant states (sleep, inactivity, waking, crying etc)

    Why psychologists are concerned with defining and describing infant states

    Habituation

    Crying

    Soothing a distressed baby

    Sensory discrimination

    Depth perception

    Oral sensitivity

    4. Learning

    Habituation

    Vicarious learning

    Classical conditioning

    Operant conditioning

    Reinforcement

    The importance of learning control, etc

    5. Emotions and Socialisation

    Producing and recognising emotional expression

    Smiling

    Biological explanation

    Perceptual recognition

    Mother-child Attachment

    Freudian approach

    Bowlby’s approach

    Social Learning approach

    Harlow’s approach

    Role of cognition in attachment formation

    Day care

    6. Cognitive Development

    Developing the ability to reason.

    7. Language Development

    Is language ability learned or innate?

    Social Learning Approach

    Hypothesis testing approach

    Under extending

    8. Intelligence

    Measuring Intelligence

    Cultural Bias

    IQ

    Testing Intelligence as a tool.

    9. Socialisation Part A

    Social Cognition

    Self awareness

    Awareness of others

    Development of empathy

    Taking turns

    Having a point of view/perspective

    Social scripts

    Pretend play

    10. Morality

    Moral development

    Aggression and altruism

    Freud

    Piaget and Kohlberg on moral development

    11. Sexuality

    Freud’s phases (oral phase, anal phase, phallic phase, latent phase, genital phase)

    Gender and role Identity

    Psycho-social development

    12. Socialisation Part B

    Family influence

    Discipline

    Siblings

    Family structures

    School influence

    Peer influence

    Acceptance and rejection

    Modelling

    Reinforcement.

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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