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Online Course

Introduction to Psychology: Developmental Psychology

Monash University via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate Certificate Available
  • Effort 6 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

Learn about the psychological changes that all humans go through

As humans, we experience three phases of development over our lifespan: physical, cognitive and social development.

On this course, you’ll investigate the key transitions associated with these phases of development, examining the psychological changes and exploring how and why these changes happen.

You’ll also consider whether development is continuous or discontinuous and to what extent development is influenced by nature or the environment, all before you explore designs and considerations for carrying out research in the discipline of psychology.

This course is part of our Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission until 30 June, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.

This introductory course is for anyone interested in psychology - you don’t need any past experience.

It might be of particular use to learners who have already completed a Bachelor degree in other disciplines who are interested in expanding their science and research skills.

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Assoc Prof Matthew Mundy

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Introduction to Psychology: Developmental Psychology Based on 43 reviews

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It is a good framework, with some essential learning and research and interesting additional reading. It uses some YouTube links, links to podcasts and journals and other articles. As part of the course you are encouraged to intereact with other learner's, as further information and tips on further reading are shared by learner's and mentors alike, and there are plenty of varied discussions on the topics after each step.. Personal stories from learner's also add to discussions and give room for further thoughts and springboards to further learning.

You can purchase a certificate to show evidence of learning if you wish, or merely follow the course and make your own notes and notes of references . The course is only available for a set number of weeks online, unless you buy a certificate or subscribe to unlimited learning. However I found there was ample time to do the course, you just need to be prepared to set time aside.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course itself was interesting, but the functionality was appalling. I have been right through the whole course three times now, and I have finished and passed, but I can’t get a certificate because another page is telling me that the course is incomplete. If you take this course, be prepared to be very frustrated.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I believe the course was insightful and open my mind to the different theories of developmental psychology. I have gained knowledge on children, adolescence and adulthood cognitive, physical and social development.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
excelente curso. de verdad muy completo en lo que tiene que ver con el desarrollo humano y hasta la muerte. muchas gracias.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course has been an amazing journey like the previous one. A lot of learning into the developmental life cycle of humans.

Every unit, right from the various Lifespan theories to the stages of development and their impact on individuals has been a joy to learn. The resources in terms of articles from cnx.org and the various example videos have not just proven to be a huge help but also to be incredible.

Like always, I have enjoyed sharing with my co-learners and reading and commenting on their thoughts. Have learnt a lot from their experiences and examples as well.

Thank you very much to the tutors and my fellow participants.

Cheers to learning more about psychology!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Personally and professionally I have enjoyed the course. I found the format easy to navigate and the depth of learning perfect, the access to articles and relevant videos and a broad range of comments from participants both current and past have assisted my learning. I was aware of some of the theories however I had no undertaken study of whole of life span.

I would recommend to those who are keen to gain further knowledge, build their skills and language in this area of development to apply to both worK and home life.

Thanks and look forward to enrolling in another course.

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Luis R
Luis completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
As with other Introduction to Psychology courses offered by Monash, Introduction to Psychology: Developmental Psychology is well put together and has plenty of objective, albeit limited, information on the topic. Its main weakness is having no video lessons; it has only one/two videos at the beginning and end of the MOOC, which means that there are tons of reading activities. Fine by me, but it gets boring after some time. There are many quizzes, which contribute to student learning, and links to journal articles. Overall, it's a good MOOC if you like its reading-based format.

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I am Win Mi Mi Khin from Myanmar. This is the first time I have learnt Psychological subject. The developmental psychology course is so interesting. Even though it is totally new to me, I can understand well and a lot of information, psychologists theories and sharing feedback and experiences of the other learners make me get insight more. This course is beneficial to all of us , individually and to say specifically , it is worth to learn for parents to be and teachers , so it can support them well how they interact with their children.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I thought the course well prepared and presented. I appreciated the additional material and the contributions of my fellow students and it was great to have feedback on my contributions. I was very impressed by the ongoing involvement and responses of the mentors. I felt more of a part of a learning community than I have felt on other courses. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Well done! I look forward to the next module of this introductory course.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I really found the course to be very informative.It made me think critically on how best I would act in the face of an adversity.Moreover,the course helped to be open minded and wary of other people's plight before making a concrete decision.

Similarly,it challenged me to continue playing pivotal roles in my community and act as a catalyst to bring desired changes in my personal capacity.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The content of the course was really interesting, and in great detail; I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, the layout of different sections doesn't always make sense, and there were quite a few grammatical errors that make it hard to understand the true meaning of sentences. Also, in the final test quite a few of the answers to the questions, were not even mentioned in any of the articles.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This was my first psychology course. I had a good time studying and understanding psychological elements and I feel like I have matured a bit more. I would give out my heartily gratitude to the educators and others associated with the course for allowing me to be a part of it. I would look forward to more such courses like behavioural psychology, therapeutic psychology.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was very enjoyable and never found it a burden or a struggle. It is presented at an easy going pace and I found it interesting.

I just want to call attention to the section on fetal development as the page could do with being proof-read. Fetal is spelt in different ways and I think there may be other typos here and there on that section.

Otherwise, great.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
In each step was like going through each stage. I am very much grateful to the people behind this course because I got to learn it for free and online during my break from school. Just like development, learning never stops. I could really recommend to people that they should also take this course because it highlights and explains Developmental Psychology very well.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
A very informative course, with lots of different aspects of developmental psychology. Different theories and ideas were very well incorporated, with extra learning opportunities such as videos and articles. A very nice environment with the opportunity to express our own thoughts and interact with other participants, highly recommend!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I am surprised by some of the child development stages I thought I knew previously was not accurate nor correct such as the ages of the child and the type of behaviors exhibited and classified. I am also impressed by the quality of content offered by this Course and would defintely recommend this course to my peers.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Just awesome and great. No regrets at all.

I enjoyed every step of the way and learnt a lot too in the process. I would totally recommend this course to anyone who is interested. I personally loved it and I will continue to learn. Thank Monash university for this great opportunity to study psychology.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Thank you very much for the concepts shared in this course. I am not a psychologist and I respect the careers of people who have dedicated their lives to the study of this area of ​​health. I understood concepts that can help me teach music to children at the school where I work.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I learnt 3 types of development stage of psycology.cz human beings change over the course of life so understanding of these development stage is necessary .piget's cognitive theory gave clear concept of the development stages.so i enjoyed over the course.thanks
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Developmental Psychology subject is fun. Very Informative and has interactive learning activities. I can use this when teaching. Learners right now are different. We have to adjust and understand the Psychology Theories for us to know what comes with their behavior. 
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