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Online Course

Introduction to Psychology: Developmental Psychology

Monash University via FutureLearn

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Found in Psychology
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid 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 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.

Complete this course, then the program

This course is part of the Introduction to Psychology Program, based on the first unit of Monash University’s fully online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (GDP).

Learners who successfully complete the seven courses in the Program and who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma of Psychology will receive one unit of academic credit.

Taught by

Assoc Prof Matthew Mundy

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Introduction to Psychology: Developmental Psychology Based on 13 reviews

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Anonymous
6 months ago
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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Luis R
2 weeks ago
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
6 months ago
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
3 hours ago
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
6 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Monash has, as usual, created an informative and interesting course. It encourages deep thought about the various theories, sometimes with surprising results. The discussion threads were encouraged and enjoyed. An excellent course. Thank you.
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Anonymous
6 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course in term of style, contents relevance and educators engagements.

The references were useful at each topic during the past two weeks, I certainly enjoyed and liked most of the comments.

Thank you all.
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Anonymous
6 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I really enjoyed the course (almost finished). Interesting topics and useful downloads. Very well supported by Matt, Natalie, and Phuong. I would highly recommend all the psychology courses at Monash.
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Anonymous
3 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The course taught me a lot about myself. Developmental Psychology was my favourite part of the course. I also enjoyed learning about the brain and nervous system.
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Anonymous
2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A good course as it helps guide us through our lives. What to look out for through out our development from birth to death so that we can lead meaningful lives.
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Anonymous
4 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Profound, involving, well-grounded with splendid extra materials in attachments and links to films.

I true source of knowledge. I am deeply impressed.
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Anonymous
a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It offered me a new perspection of things .i had lessons of phycology years ago but bi wanted to remind me all the things i had learned in the past.
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Anonymous
8 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Very good introduction to Physchology. Thanks to the Mentors for the comments, input and papers for further study. Thank you
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Anonymous
a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Thanks to this new and interesting course approach , it helps me to have a new vision within my field.

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