Developmental Psychology Online Course
Survey the psychology development of human life span in this online course.
- Psyc 111: Introduction to Psychology
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
What will I learn in the Developmental Psychology course?
This online college course is a survey of the psychology of human life span development including intellectual, social and emotional aspects of the normal individual and emphasizing childhood and adolescent development.
At the end of this online course, you will be a more sophisticated child watcher. That is, the material of the course will broaden your perspective on children and allow you to observe, interpret and enjoy the behavior of children from a more knowledgeable and richer perspective.
How do I take the Developmental Psychology course online?
Each lesson has an open-book quiz where you are asked to answer multiple-choice questions. The purpose of the quiz is to assess your knowledge of material from the chapter. The lesson immediately preceding each exam will ask you to answer one additional, randomly selected essay question.
The multiple-choice exams will cover material learned in lessons and chapters preceding the exams. The last multiple-choice exam is comprehensive and will cover the material from the entire textbook.
Lesson topics include:
- Intro to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies
- Hereditary Influences on Development
- Prenatal Development, Birth and Newborns’ Readiness for Life
- The Brain, Body, Motor Skills and Sexual Development
- Piaget's Theory and Vygotsky's Sociocultural Viewpoint
- Cognitive Development: Information Processing Perspectives
- Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance
- Development of Language and Communication Skills
- Emotional Development, Temperament and Attachment
- Development of the Self and Social Cognition
- Sex Differences and Sex-Role Development
- Aggression, Altruism and Moral Development
- The Context of Development I: The Family
- The Context of Development II: Peers, Schools and Technology
Which textbook is required for this online course?
Shaffer, David, and Katherine Kipp. Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence. 9th ed. Wadsworth Cengage Learning. Belmont, CA: 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1133491231 or ISBN-10: 1133491235.
How will the developmental psychology course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.
Why choose the University of North Dakota?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable - UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited - UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits from UND - The transfer of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. Enroll anytime courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as on-campus and online semester-based courses appear.
Enroll-anytime courses allow you to complete the course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take this online quiz to help determine if enroll anytime courses are the right fit for you.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.