PSY1082 Child Psychology

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PSY1082 Child Psychology

This course inspects the changes that occur with age and experience and how we can define these modifications.  The scope of this course will target changes in physical growth, perception, cognition, social interactions and more.  Children go through an extensive amount of changes and learning cycles as they mature.  This course will consider how people amass language, monitor their emotions, establish moral reasoning, improvement of personality, and attachment to others.

You will secure an understanding of the breadth of development of a child from birth through adulthood.  Early events in a child’s life establish the infrastructure for whether the child will be successful or struggle with life.  You will comprehend what the basic developmental processes in children looks like, both how they transform over time and why the modifications occur.


This course will give the student a preliminary knowledge of the subject and some depth in a few other areas.  A recognition of the multitudinous changes that a child undergoes until he/she reaches adulthood will be attained.  On occasion, development is abnormal resulting in one or more deficiencies and challenges for the child.  This course takes a momentary look into that area as well.  By the end of this course, all students should:

  • Promote an intelligence of the major topics and arguments that continue to mold research in infant and child development
  • Describe developmental changes in the physical, cognitive, and emotional/social strengths of children over the course of childhood
  • Identify notable theoretical conceptions of childhood transitions
  • Acquire functional knowledge of the behavioral skills of infants and children
  • Recognize major needless risk factors that can jeopardize normal development
  • Explain techniques to influence children’s social development
  • Relate procedures to build positive relationships with parents

Full-CLC Students

A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”

 “Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”

Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.

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(The majority of the exam questions for this course are based upon information contained in the below search topics)

  • Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development
  • Piaget - Stage 1 - Sensorimotor, Object Permanence 
  • A Typical Child on Piaget's Conservation Tasks 


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