Where Can You Find Free Online Starter Courses in Child Psychology?

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Find free introductory child psychology courses online at Open Learn and MIT’s OpenCourseWare. Both services offer basic introductory courses to child psychology, featuring a range of information and resources for further learning.

Open Learn offers an eight-hour introductory child psychology course, giving students a basic understanding of the field, goals and methods. Students learn about basic developmental theories, explore child psychology’s guiding questions and study the different environments in which child psychologists work.

MIT’s OpenCourseWare offers an interactive online child psychology course, complete with videos, slideshow lectures, reading assignments and self-assessment questions. Students can also complete writing assignments and study additional articles and textbooks supplements to learn more about child psychology.