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Topics in Human Sexuality: Sexuality Across the Lifespan - Childhood & Adolescence

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2010

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This course is part of the 10 hour course Human Sexuality which you can see here
This continuing education human sexuality course will review the development of sexuality using a lifespan perspective. It will focus on sexuality in infancy, childhood and adolescence. It will discuss biological and psychological milestones as well as theories of attachment and psychosexual development.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Freud’s Contributions to Our Understanding of Sexual Development
  • Sexuality In Childhood (Birth To Age 2)
  • Sexuality In Early Childhood (Ages 3 to 7)
  • Sexuality in Preadolescence (Ages 8 to 12)
  • Sexuality in Adolescence (Age 13 to 19)

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss Freud’s theory of psychosexual development.
  • Describe the development of attachment bonds and its relationship to sexuality.
  • Discuss the incidence of teen pregnancy.


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