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Introduction to child psychology
Introduction to child psychology

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Introduction to child psychology


Within this free course, you will be introduced briefly to the discipline of child psychology and to theories and approaches that have been developed to help us understand and support children’s lives. Psychologists are interested in understanding changes in children and their abilities over time – their physical growth, thinking, learning, emotions, relationships and more. Psychologists work to describe how development is shaped through internal and external influences, such as the role of children’s immediate environments and the role of culture in influencing and shaping development. You will also learn about the role of child psychologists in applied settings and how they can work with other professionals to support the lives of children and young people.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course E102 Introduction to childhood studies and child psychology [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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