Free Online Course on Introduction to Developmental Psychology

The University of Queensland is offering a free online course on Introduction to Developmental Psychology. This psychology course will examine how babies and young children develop the ability to function in our world, including their attachment to their caregivers, and their ability to communicate and think about the world.

In this 8 week course, applicants will learn how we develop over our lifetime, including our ability to think, communicate, and form social attachments. The course will start on April 19, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 1 – 2 hours pw
Subject: Social Science
Institution: University of Queensland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $ 99
Session: Course Starts on April 19, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universities 21 and a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities. UQ is recognized for its world standard specialized research and teaching excellence; having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country.

About This Course

Have you ever wondered what babies are capable of from the moment they’re born?

Developmental psychology is the study of an individual’s social, emotional, cognitive, and biological development through his or her lifespan. The focus of this course will be from infancy to later life.

Why Take This Course?

This psychology course will examine how babies and young children develop the ability to function in our world, including their attachment to their caregivers, and their ability to communicate and think about the world. We will also cover specific changes during adolescence and later life.

Learning Outcomes

  • How babies make sense of the world
  • The importance of social attachment
  • Developmental theories
  • Different stages of human language, social, cognitive, and moral development
  • Development in infancy, adolescence and later life

Instructors

Virginia Slaughter

Professor

The University of Queensland

Mark Nielsen

Associate Professor

The University of Queensland

Nicole Nelson

Lecturer

The University of Queensland

Blake McKimmie

Associate Professor

The University of Queensland

Nancy Pachana

Professor

The University of Queensland

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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2017-03-28T12:15:41+00:00March 28th, 2017|Free Online Courses, Social Science Courses|Comments Off on Free Online Course on Introduction to Developmental Psychology