Have you ever wondered about the notion of identity? Or how and why our personalities develop? These are just some of the questions covered by the field of developmental psychology.
Through the exploration of concepts such as attachment, deprivation, privation, and gender, this course will introduce you to the fundamental theories of developmental psychology in an attempt to provide you with an overview of how humans change and develop over their lifetimes, and particularly at an early age. We will focus closely on a number of experiments that have taken place over the years and the different conclusions these have reached about human development, and will also focus on key case studies. These will provide you with an excellent base from which to undertake a university application, and useful discussion material for applications and interviews.
If you’re someone who is interested by the human brain, or about what makes us develop in the way we do, then this Developmental Psychology course is the perfect place to start your exploration into the human mind.
This course consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. The course is available to start instantly online – once enrolled, you can get started straight away.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying biochemistry, medicine, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods.
Aims and Objectives
- To understand the various influences that affect human development
- To gain a closer understanding of key concepts such as attachment, deprivation, and behaviour
- To gain an insight into the scientific methods involved in psychological investigations
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Understand some of the key factors that affect the way in which humans develop in their early years
- Discuss a variety of important experiments and case studies that have contributed to our knowledge of human development