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Child Psychology QQI Level 6 course

Course Contents

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Introduction

Transitions

Research

Attitudes

Learning goals


Detailed Content

Introduction

  • What is psychology?
  • Modern approaches to psychology
  • Training
  • Professions in psychology

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Developmental change and continuity

  • Major philosophical issues in psychology
  • Types of development
  • Cognitive/ intellectual development
  • Behaviourist/ learning theories of development
  • Social modelling or social learning theory
  • Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
  • Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development
  • Language acquisition
  • Theories of language development

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Factors in psychological development

  • Influence of temperament
  • Attachment theory
  • Peers in identity formation in children and adolescents

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Theoretical models in development

  • Perspectives in child development
  • Psychoanalytic theory

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Transitions

  • Transitions
  • Middle childhood
  • Early adolescence
  • Puberty
  • Conclusion

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Scientific methods and their application in relation to child behaviour and child development

  • Different types of research methods
  • Research methods
  • Scientific method
  • Goals of the scientific method

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Role of social, biological, cultural and historical perspectives on development

  • Influences on child development - intelligence
  • Effects of deprivation on development

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Development of gender consciousness

  • Factor affecting gender development
  • Gender consciousness

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Research

  • Psychological influences on yawning in children
  • The on-line interpretation of pronouns and repeated names in seven-year-old children

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Attitudes

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Learning goals

  • Personal skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Learning goals

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