CHILD PSYCHOLOGY – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

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 are Psychologists so concerned with defining and describing these infant states? • Habituation, • Crying, • Soothing a Distressed Baby, • Sound Discrimination, • Smell and Taste Discrimination, • Visual 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 Explanation, • The Mother-Child Attachment, • Freudian Approach Bowlby's Approach, • Social Learning Approach, • Harlow's Approach, • The Role of Cognition in Attachment Formation, • Maternal Attachment, • Fear, Social Learning, • Perceptual Recognition, • Women's Dual Role as Mothers and Workers, day care. 6. Cognitive Development • Developing the ability to reason. 7. Language Development • Is language learned, or are we genetically programmed with it, • The Social Learning Approach, • The Hypothesis testing Approach, • Under extending 8. Intelligence • Measuring Intelligence, • Cultural Bias, • IQ, • Testing Intelligence as a tool. 9. Socialisation: Part A • Social Cognation -self awareness, -awareness of others as individuals in their own right, -the development of empathy, -taking turns, -having a point of view/perspective,-ability to see something from another person's perspective. • Friendships, • Social Scripts Scripts that Pretend Play 10. Morality • Moral development, • Aggression & Altruism, • Freud's Approach, • Piaget's Approach, • Kohlberg's Approach 11. Sexuality • Freud's phases (oral phase, anal phase, phallic phase, latent phase, genital phase) • The Acquisition of Gender & Role Identity, • Concept of psycho-social development 12. Socialisation: Part B • The Family Influence, • Discipline, • Siblings, • Family Structures, • School Influence, • Peer Influence, • Acceptance & Rejection, • Imitation & Reinforcement. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Psychology/CHILD-PSYCHOLOGY-BPS104-362.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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