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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Lecturer Joseph Vitriol  from Harvard University


The course "Child and Adolescent Psychology: Understanding the Developing Mind" provides a comprehensive exploration of the psychological development and behavioral patterns in children and adolescents. Participants engage in an in-depth analysis of the cognitive, social, and emotional milestones during childhood, fostering an understanding of the crucial factors shaping their early experiences. Emphasis is placed on attachment theory, language development, and the role of play in nurturing cognitive and social skills. Moreover, the course delves into the complexities of behavioral and emotional disorders, learning disabilities, and trauma in children and adolescents, equipping participants with the knowledge and strategies to address these challenges effectively. It also addresses the impact of family dynamics, peer relationships, and media exposure on the developmental trajectory of children and adolescents, fostering an understanding of the diverse influences that shape their identities and well-being. By examining the ethical considerations and cultural perspectives in child and adolescent psychology, the course encourages participants to develop a compassionate and culturally sensitive approach to understanding and addressing the needs of young individuals as they navigate the complexities of their developmental journey.


At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Child and Adolescent Psychology by Joseph Vitriol

  •  Joseph A. Vitriol is an assistant professor in the College of Business at Lehigh University. Dr. Vitriol was formerly a senior researcher in the political science department at Stony Brook University, a college fellow in the psychology department at Harvard University, and a postdoctoral research associate in the psychology department at Lehigh University. He holds a Ph.D. in social-personality and political psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a BA/MA in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.Dr. Vitriol studies the causes, consequences, and solutions to bias in judgment and behavior in applied contexts, including political, legal, and organizational settings. His scholarship has been published in leading peer-reviewed outlets across the social and behavioral sciences, including American Psychologist, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Political Psychology, Law and Human Behavior, European Journal of Personality, Journal of Research in Personality, Personality and Individual Differences, Electoral Studies, and Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.

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