Product Description

Course Outline:

Child psychology is concerned with the development of a person over the course of their childhood. This involves the development of a child’s mental processes (i.e. cognitive development); emotional and social behaviour. It is important to state that development does not end at adulthood. Adults continue to experience changes in their mental, emotional and social behaviours. Some characteristics are however more easily developed and changed during childhood.

For convenience, a distinction is made between the cognitive, emotional and social aspects of behaviour. However, this distinction is purely theoretical. It is made simply to help us learn and understand. In reality, the different aspects of behaviour interact with each other. When problems develop in any area of development, they usually become rapidly evident in other areas as well. The study of child psychology is partly concerned with identifying such interrelationships.

Learn how children develop psychologically as they grow, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, enforcement, and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. Students of counselling or psychology will be better prepared to understand childhood influences on later adult behaviour.

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The Course Covers the Below Topics:

Introduction to Child Psychology

The Newborn Infant

States and Senses of the Infant


Emotions and Socialization

Cognitive Development

Language Development





Learning Outcome:

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.

Career Options:

Successful completion of this course will complement the below careers:

  • Childcare Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Psychologist
  • Doctor
  • Community Service Worker
  • Teacher
  • Social Worker

It is also a great course for parents wanting to understand their children better.

Course Duration:

100 hours of Study

Tutor Support and Assessments

The difference between a good online course and a bad online course is in the quality of tutor support. Our tutors are always available to one-on-one support you via email or a phone call if necessary. We have a policy to get back to the student’s questions in 24-48 hours and assessments are marked within 3-4 days. Students never feel they are on their own and waiting forever. We are proud of the high-quality tutor support we provide from our highly qualified tutors.

Our assessments are designed is such a way that the student feels confident to move forward in the course as they complete each assessment. The feedback from the tutor not only reaffirms the student’s learning process but also gives an opportunity to the student to interact with the tutor regularly. Students are never penalised when their assignment work needs to be improved, rather they are given constructive feedback and requested to resubmit the section where they need improvement. Students do their assignment work at their own pace within the course duration and are not restricted by any deadlines which is the beauty of self-paced learning. The assessments will make the certificate achieved more credible and valuable to the student.

This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.

Pathways and Credits:

This course will receive credits towards some of our higher qualifications.

Payment Options:

We have upfront, monthly and weekly payment options for as little as $50 a week. You can enrol with the “Enrol Now” Button for upfront and monthly payment options. For weekly payment option CLICK HERE TO ENROL. You could also enrol with the below direct debit link if you want to enrol with Direct Debit or Phone or Filling in the application form. Please email us using the ‘Enquire now’ button or call us on 07 5689 1500 if you require any assistance. For credit card enrolments use the ‘Enrol Now’ button, for direct debit use the links below.

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