Study this course to learn about how we develop from infants and children, through adolescence and early life, into old age.
This course teaches students about how people develop from birth to death, emotionally, psychologically, physically and behaviourally. his subject examines changes across a broad range of topics including: motor skills and other psycho-physiological processes, problem solving abilities, conceptual understanding, acquisition of language, moral understanding, and identify formation, through to relationships, marriage, work-life balance and retirement.
Any job that involves working with people can be enhanced by doing this course. Any relationship you have with others can be improved by understanding developmental psychology. This is a subject that helps you to build a greater empathy. You can better, and more accurately understand what drives people to act the way they do, whether at work, in their home or in a leisure time pursuit. You can become a more effective manager, supervisor, counsellor, salesperson, health professional or teacher.
There are 10 lessons and assessments to complete in this course:
Lesson 1: Introduction Developmental Psychology (Lifelong growth, nature/nurture theories …psychodynamic, behavioural, social cognitive, cognitive, lifespan)
Lesson 2: Early childhood (Cognitive & social development in the first 6 years)
Lesson 3: Middle childhood (Motor skills, cognitive and language development, relationships with family and peers, moral development)
Lesson 4: Challenges of middle childhood (School and learning, sense of self, achievement, peer pressure, family breakup, grief and trauma)
Lesson 5: Adolescence (Cognitive development, moral development, identity, relationships with family and peers)
Lesson 6: Challenges of adolescence (Sexuality, peer groups, identity vs role confusion, trauma, depression, values and meaning)
Lesson 7: Adulthood (Sexuality, parenthood. work and achievement, moral reasoning, gender roles, cultural perspectives, adult thinking)
Lesson 8: Challenges of adulthood (Marriage and divorce, grief, depression, parenting, dealing with change)
Lesson 9: Late adulthood (Cognitive and psychosocial changes in the elderly)
Lesson 10: Challenges of late adulthood (Loss, mourning, depression and elderly suicide, aging brain … dementia etc, integrity vs despair, loss of independence.)
There are no general entry requirements for this course, just your drive, motivation, and passion for the industry. You may enrol into this course at any time and begin studying shortly after enrolment.
Duration study load
We allow up to 12 months to complete this course, although your actual completion time may be less depending on prior experience and the time you commit to your study. Approx 100 hours.
GROW Training Group offers a range of payment plans to suit any budget.
Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a GROW Training Group Training Certificate of Achievement in Developmental Psychology.