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Introduction to child psychology
Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to child psychology, you will be introduced to the discipline of child psychology and some of the key questions that guide the understanding of childhood. These questions include 'What influences children's development?' and 'How do psychologists study the physical and cognitive changes that occur during childhood?' As you work through this material, you will also gain a deeper understanding concerning how psychologists work with young children across a range of applied settings through activities and audio-visual materials.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the discipline of child psychology as an area of study
- understand how theories try to explain children’s development
- discuss important questions that are central to child psychology
- understand how child psychologists work in different applied settings.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 What is child psychology?
- 2 Using theories to understand development
- 3 Asking questions about children’s development
- 4 Child psychologists in applied settings
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