Certificate in Applied Developmental Psychology
Certificate in Applied Developmental Psychology VPS003
The study of human development focuses on behavioural and psychological development from conception through later life. Emphasis is on the processes and mechanisms underlying developmental change and stability and the contexts in which development takes place. Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. For example, psychology studies the brain, sensation and perception, motivation, intelligence, emotions, memory, psychological disorders, and much more. Developmental Psychology is a subfield of psychology. It's focus is on studying the changes that take place across our life span. Development is defined as changes in our physical structure, thought, and behaviour due to genetics or the environment. Development is life long and also can be a very personal thing.
Development incorporates change over time. We all change as we mature. Some of those changes are due to experience and others to our physiology. Developmental psychology is concerned with the patterns and processes of change throughout our lifetimes. A significant question in developmental psychology is the relation between innateness and environmental influence in regard to any particular aspect of development – put in more easy terms nature vs. nurture.
Core Modules: These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate In Applied Developmental Psychology.
- Child Psychology BPS104
- Educational Psychology BPS105
- Introduction To Psychology BPS101
- Developmental Psychology BPS210
Elective Modules: In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 7 modules.
- Play Leadership VRE101
- Adolescent Psychology BPS211
- Careers Counselling BPS202
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health BPS214
- Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents BPS215
- Family Counselling BPS213
- Relationships & Communication Counselling BPS208
Note that each module in the Certificate In Applied Developmental Psychology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
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