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Child Psychology Course and Class Descriptions

Child psychology courses examine the development of emotional, conversational, physical, motor and social skills from infancy to adolescence. They are available as part of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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Essential Information

Child psychology courses are available through bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in psychology, child psychology and developmental psychology. To work as a child psychologist, candidates must complete an advanced degree as well as a period of residency to meet the requirements to earn mandatory state licensure or certification.

Here are some common concepts taught in child psychology courses:

  • Research
  • Statistical analysis
  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Ethics

Most graduate programs in child psychology require a minimum one-year internship. Licensing for child psychologists varies from state to state, and many states require ongoing continuing education in order to maintain licensure.

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  • Child Psychiatry
  • Gerontology
  • Geropsychology

List of Courses

Infancy Development Psychology

This course introduces students to the early development of the human brain, as a baby begins to experience the everyday life around him/her. Students also examine how an infant's thoughts and actions change as they develop and grow.

Childhood Development Psychology

This course focuses on the development of a child's language, personality and thinking. Students also focus on the external factors affecting a child's development, including their environment at home and at school.

Adolescence Development Psychology

Students in this course examine the development of a child's social life and their personality in the changing time of adolescence.

Language Development

In this course, students explore the ways in which children use and develop language, beginning as infants, and how their speech and writing is influenced by those around them.

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