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Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development

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  1. Course Number

    HumanGrowth
  2. Classes Start

    Coming Soon
  3. Effort

    4 weeks / 6 hours per week

About This Course

It covers the fundamentals generally taught in a one-semester introductory course in developmental psychology or human development, including the infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging.

Our goal as creators of this course is to prepare you to pass the College Board's CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.

“Human Growth and Development” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.

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How is this course organized?

This course is organized into twelve major modules that contain short video lessons, exercises and reading.

All of the course material has been released at once so you can complete it anytime.

What do I need to pass the CLEP exam?

You need to demonstrate an understanding of the major theories and research related to the broad categories of physical development, cognitive development, and social development.

The exam contains approximately 90 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please examine our syllabus.

How does this course differ from other CLEP textbooks and traditional courses?

This online course includes a carefully structured series of video lectures and exercises taught by a top quality university professor.

Outline

Introduction

Fundamentals

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1. Theoretical Perspectives

1.0 Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives   

1.1 Evolutionary   

1.2 Biological   

1.3 Learning (Behaviorism)   

1.4 Cognitive Developmental   

1.5 Social Cognitive (Social Learning)   

1.6 Sociocultural   

1.7 Ecological   

1.8 Psychodynamic   

1.9 Readings

2. Research Strategies and Methodology

2.0 Introduction to Research Strategies and Methodology   

2.1 Experimental   

2.2 Correlational   

2.3 Observational   

2.4 Cross-Sectional   

2.5 Longitudinal   

2.6 Cross Sequential   

2.7 Case Study   

2.8 Readings

3. Biological Development Throughout the Life Span

3.0 Introduction to Biological Development Throughout the Life Span   

3.1 Heredity, Genetics, and Genetic Testing   

3.2 Genetic Disorders   

3.3 Development of the Brain and Nervous System   

3.4 Hormonal Influences   

3.5 Prenatal Influences   

3.6 Teratogens   

3.7 Influences of Drugs   

3.8 Nutritional Influences   

3.9 Perinatal Influences   

3.10 Motor Development   

3.11 Physical Growth, Maturation, and Aging   

3.12 Sexual Maturation   

3.13 Readings

4. Perceptual Development Throughout the Life Span

4.0 Introduction to Perceptual Development Throughout the Life Span   

4.1 Sensorimotor Activities   

4.2 Sensitive Periods   

4.3 Sensory Deprivation   

4.4 Habituation   

4.5 Sensory Acuity   

4.6 Readings

5. Cognitive Development Throughout the Life Span

5.0 Introduction to Cognitive Development Throughout the Life Span   

5.1 Thinking   

5.2 Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory   

5.3 Lev Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory   

5.4 Play   

5.5 Executive Function   

5.6 Information Processing   

5.7 Attention   

5.8 Memory   

5.9 Problem Solving and Planning   

5.10 Environmental Influences   

5.11 Expertise   

5.12 Wisdom   

5.13 Readings

6. Language Development

6.0 Introduction to Language Development   

6.1 Vocalization and Sound   

6.2 Language and Thought   

6.3 Development of Syntax   

6.4 Semantic Development   

6.5 Pragmatics   

6.6 Environmental, Cultural, and Genetic Influences   

6.7 Bilingualism   

6.8 Readings

7. Intelligence Throughout the Life Span

7.0 Introduction to Intelligence Throughout the Life Span   

7.1 Concepts of Intelligence and Creativity   

7.2 Developmental Stability and Change   

7.3 Heredity and Environment   

7.4 Reaction Range   

7.5 Intelligence Tests   

7.6 Giftedness   

7.7 Readings

8. Social Development Throughout the Life Span

8.0 Introduction to Social Development Throughout the Life Span   

8.1 Attachment   

8.2 Self   

8.3 Social Cognition   

8.4 Social Learning and Modeling   

8.5 Gender   

8.6 Interpersonal Relationships   

8.7 Moral Development   

8.8 Prosocial Behavior   

8.9 Risk and Resilience   

8.10 Aggression   

8.11 Wellness   

8.12 Readings

9. Family, Home, and Society Throughout the Life Span

9.0 Introduction to Family, Home, and Society Throughout the Life Span   

9.1 Family Structures   

9.2 Family Relationships   

9.3 Parenting Styles   

9.4 Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Perspective   

9.5 Multicultural Perspectives   

9.6 Social and Class Influences   

9.7 Abuse and Neglect   

9.8 Media and Technology   

9.9 Death and Dying   

9.10 Readings

10. Personality and Emotion

10.0 Introduction to Personality and Emotion   

10.1 Temperament   

10.2 Development of Emotions   

10.3 Emotional Expression and Regulation   

10.4 Emotional Intelligence   

10.5 Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory   

10.6 Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory   

10.7 Stability and Change   

10.8 Attribution Styles   

10.9 Readings

11. Schooling, Work, and Interventions

11.0 Introduction to Schooling, Work, and Interventions   

11.1 Day Care and Preschool   

11.2 Applications of Developmental Principles   

11.3 Operant Conditioning   

11.4 Learning Styles   

11.5 Intervention Programs and Services   

11.6 Occupational Development   

11.7 Facilitation of Role Transitions   

11.8 Retirement   

11.9 Elder Care   

12. Developmental Psychopathology

12.0 Introduction to Developmental Psychopathology   

12.1 Chronic Illnesses and Physical Disabilities   

12.2 Intellectual Disability   

12.3 Cognitive Disorders, including Dementia   

12.4 Trauma-Based Syndromes   

12.5 Autism Spectrum Disorders   

12.6 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder   

12.7 Learning Disabilities   

12.8 Asocial Behavior, Phobias, and Obsessions   

12.9 Antisocial Behavior   

12.10 Anxiety and Mood Disorders   

Sample CLEP Questions

Questions 1 - 15

Questions 16 - 30

Questions 31 - 45

Questions 46 - 60

Questions 61 - 75

Questions 76 - 90

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  1. Course Number

    HumanGrowth
  2. Classes Start

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  3. Effort

    4 weeks / 6 hours per week
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