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- Available Lessons: 103
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryPsychology 103: Human Growth and Development has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course can be accessed at any time that fits your schedule, and it's a great option for students who want to pass out of a psychology class and save time and money in school.
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The course objective of Psychology 103 is to understand theories of human development, including genetic and environmental influences. You will be able to analyze various developmental stages, including sensory, cognitive, language and social stages.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
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- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the different theoretical approaches to human growth and development, including those of Freud, Erikson, and Piaget
- Analyze research methods used in the study of human growth and development
- Summarize how genetics affects intelligence and temperament
- Outline the role genetics plays in the development of psychological disorders
- Break down and explain the stages of development from newborns to adults
- Assess how intelligence changes throughout the life span
- Diagram the stages of language development
- Articulate Erikson's stages of psychosocial development
- Evaluate attachment theory and how it works in infants
- Compare and contrast developmental abnormalities, mood disorders, and mental disabilities
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Psychology 103 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Psychology 103 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 103 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Theoretical Approaches to Human Growth and Development||Discuss nature vs. nurture, major theories on human growth and development, classical and operant conditioning, and vicarious learning.|
|Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development||Learn how to conduct research for human growth and development using the scientific method. Get information on descriptive statistics and the limitations of various research methods.|
|Genetic Influences on Development||Study the genetic code, the difference in fraternal and identical twins, genetic abnormalities and genetic influence on intelligence.|
|Biological Development||Learn about prenatal development, how drug use can harm the fetus, hazards during birth, the Apgar test, and developmental changes in adolescents and adults.|
|Sensory and Perceptual Development||Gain an understanding of the sensitive periods of development in infants and children, and examine the development of the senses during childhood. See how sensory deprivation can hamper development.|
|Cognition and Cognitive Development||Define attention, stages of information processing and how play influences development. Look at cognitive development in infants, children and adolescents, and learn how memory develops.|
|Creativity and Intelligence Development||Explore theories of multiple intelligence and the triarchic theory of intelligence. Look at ways to measure intelligence and see how to define creativity.|
|Language Development||Dig into the stages of language development, the impact of culture and environment and the nativist perspective regarding language development.|
|Social Development||Define social learning theory, psychoanalytic theory, trait theory, stages of self, self-esteem and identity status. Discuss Dodge's stages of social info-processing and Levinson's adult development theory.|
|Social Relationship Development||Look at the stages of infant-parent attachment, the Strange Situation test and parenting styles. Examine theories of aging and death, stages of dying, and patterns of grief and bereavement.|
|Atypical Development||Learn what constitutes abnormal development and the criteria for mental disabilities. Look at illness and physical disabilities as well as psychological conditions including autism, eating disorders and substance abuse disorders.|
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