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Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Developmental Psychology to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Psychology touches almost every aspect of our lives and it is important to know something about its basic facts, even for those who do not intend to specialise in the field. The psychological processes of perception, motives, conflicts, patterns of thinking, emotions and coping strategies are explored through the course.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • Nature vs Nurture
      • Maturation
      • Sequence of Development
      • Stages of Development
  • Lesson Two
    • Environmental Conditions
      • Restricted Environments
      • Increased Stimulation
      • Visually Directed Reaching
    • Cognitive Development
      • Stages
  • Lesson Three
    • Personality and Social Development
      • Early Social Contact
      • Attachment
      • Interaction with Siblings and Peers
      • Child-rearing Practices and Later Behaviour
  • Lesson Four
    • Identification
      • Sex Roles
      • Sex Typing
      • Factors Influencing Identification
      • Identification with Siblings
  • Lesson Five
    • Adolescence
      • Sexual Development
      • Search for Identity
      • Role Confusion 
  • Lesson Six
    • Stages of Development
      • Early Adulthood
      • Middle Adulthood
      • The Ageing Years
    • Developmental, Social and Personality Psychology

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 8 monthly instalments of £25
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £270 £250 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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