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Psychology & Child Psychology Level 3

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Course description

This course bundle is an excellent way for those already working in child care to gain marketable skills in child psychology. It is also a great way for anyone new to both disciplines to begin a challenging and rewarding career supporting the health, safety and development of children in need.

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  • English

Training Course Content

Psychology Level 3

Unit 1: Science of Psychology

  • What is Psychology?
  • History of Psychology
  • Modern Psychology and Science
  • Collecting Psychology Data

Unit 2: Human Development and Learning

  • How and why we learn
  • Human and social conditioning
  • Observational learning and other types
  • Cognitive and social development

Unit 3: Relating with Others and Influencers

  • Understanding others
  • Stereotypes
  • Attraction and Love
  • Doing as you are told

Unit 4: Guide to your Brain and Consciousness

  • What Neurons are
  • Story of the damaged brain
  • What is consciousness?
  • Dreams and Psychology

Unit 5: Memory, Attention and Thinking

  • Categories of attention
  • Solving problems and memory
  • Where in the brain memories are stored and why
  • Retrieval of memories
  • False memories
  • Improving memory

Unit 6: Personality and Intelligence

  • Measuring personality
  • Understanding different personalities
  • Personality: Nature or Nurture
  • How to measure intelligence
  • Different types of intelligence

Unit 7: Being a Psychologist

  • Understanding yourself first
  • Do you conform to commands
  • What type of psychologist are you

Child Psychology Level 3

Unit 1: An introduction to child psychology

  • Introduction to childhood
  • A history of childhood education
  • Branches of psychology
  • History of psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Behaviourism
  • Alternate approaches to psychology
  • Ways of researching
  • Working with children

Unit 2: Cognitive development

  • Language basics
  • The stages of cognitive development
  • Using language in child psychology
  • Forming logic
  • Steps in the perceptual process
  • Piaget’s theory
  • Socialisation in children

Unit 3: Relationships and attachment

  • Versions of attachment
  • Different types of attachment
  • Disruption of attachment
  • Nature and nurture
  • Natural behaviour
  • John Bowlby
  • Early relationships

Unit 4: Cognition and memory

  • Memory processes
  • Short-term memory
  • Long-term memory
  • Memory and learning
  • Stimulating memory
  • How a child’s mind works
  • A child’s perception
  • Child psychology in context

Unit 5: Emotional changes

  • Learning theories
  • Cognitive priming
  • Kohlberg’s perspective
  • Stages and levels of moral development
  • Eisenberg’s theory
  • Developing emotions
  • Temperament

Unit 6: Development into adolescence

  • Adolescence theories
  • Milestones
  • Changes into adolescence

Course delivery details

Split into 2 courses – Psychology Level 3 and Child Psychology Level 3 – every element of this course bundle can be used to help enhance your understanding and knowledge of this field, but more importantly, broaden your career opportunities.

This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. These will need to be submitted to your personal tutor for marking.

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