Children’s psychology

Type: Normative

Department: preschool and primary education




SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
232Professor Halian Оlena


SemesterAmount of hoursGroupTeacher(s)
264Tabaka O., Professor Halian Оlena

Course description

1. Requirements of the educational program:
The study of the educational discipline “Child Psychology” involves mastering the following skills:
a) general competence: the ability to learn and master modern knowledge;
b) professional competences: the ability to develop basic personality qualities in preschool children; the ability to form primary ideas about the subject, natural, social environment, properties and relationships of objects in children of early and preschool age; development of self-awareness (“I” of the child and its place in the environment); the ability to develop perceptual, mnemonic processes, various forms of thinking and consciousness in children of early and preschool age; the ability to educate early and preschool children in a tolerant attitude and respect for others, to prevent and counter bullying.
2. Expected learning outcomes
After studying the academic discipline, the applicant will: understand, describe and analyze the content, conditions, contradictions, driving forces and regularities of the child’s mental development, the role of education and upbringing in the dynamics of his mental activity, taking into account the areas of actual and immediate development, neoplasms of age; to model the situation of the use of specific pedagogical influence, the organization of the educational process in preschool education institutions, taking into account the age and individual characteristics of children of early and preschool age; to have the skills and abilities to preserve and strengthen the psychophysical and social health of children, to ensure their emotional well-being; to develop individual programs of socialization and adaptation of children of early and preschool age (adaptation to a preschool education institution, psychological and pedagogical support of certain categories of children (shy; aggressive; gifted; with different types of temperament; with special educational needs; those experiencing an age crisis), development programs).

Recommended Literature

Basic literature

Dutkevich T. Preschool psychology. Kyiv: Center for Educational Literature, 2020. 392 p.
Dutkevich T. Children’s psychology. Kyiv: Center of Literature Studies, 2012. 424 p.
Vydra O. Age and pedagogical psychology. Kyiv: Center for Educational Literature, 2019. 122 p.
Kutishenko V. Age and pedagogical psychology. Kyiv: Center for Education. of literature, 2019.128 p.
Pavelkiv R., Tsygypalo O. Children’s psychology. 2nd edition Kyiv: Akademvydav, 2015. 400 p.
Psychologist in the institution of preschool education / M. Oliinyk, L. Kostyk, S. Sobkova (eds.). Chernivtsi, 2020. 152 p.
Savchyn M., Vasylenko L. Age psychology. 3rd edition Kyiv: Akademvydav, 2017. 384 p.

Supporting literature

Dutkevich T. Children’s psychology. Practicum Kyiv: Center for Educational Literature, 2019. 204 p.
Halian O. Collection of problems and tasks in age-related psychology. Drohobych, 2001. 115 p.
Halian O. Young schoolboy: psychological aspects of education. Drohobych: Editor-publisher. department DDPU , 2009.

Gumenkova L., Kashinska G. The personality of a preschooler. Kyiv: Hlavnik, 2008. 176 p.
The child in the modern social space: education. manual / T. Pirozhenko (ed.). Kyiv; Kirovohrad: Imex-LTD, 2014. 271 p.

Mysterious world of emotions. Development of the emotional sphere of preschoolers /  I.Molodushkina (Ed.). 2nd edition. Kharkiv: Ed. group “Osnova”, 2011. 207 p.

Pavelkiv R., Tsygypalo O. Psychodiagnostic tools in preschool conditions. Kyiv: Center for Educational Literature, 2013. 29p.
Pavelkiv R., Tsygypalo O. Children’s psychology: teaching. manual for the student’s independent work. Kyiv: Akademvydav, 2011. 376 p.
Emotional development of a child / S. Maksimenko (ed.). Kyiv: Mikros-SVS, 2003. 112 p.

Kondratenko L. Mental abilities of a child. Kyiv: Hlavnik, 2004. 112 p.
Kononko O. Socio-emotional personality development (in preschool age). Kyiv: Osvita, 1998. 255 p.
Kuzmenko V. Development of the individuality of a child 3-7 years old. Kyiv: NPU, 2005. 354 p.
Child’s thinking /  S. Maksimenko (ed.). Kyiv: Hlavnik, 2004. 112 p.

Naumenko O. Peculiarities of the formation of self-efficacy in preschool age. What does Waldorf pedagogy give a child. Kyiv: Marych, 2010. 64 p.
Novikova I. Diagnostics of mental development of children in the first three years of life. Kyiv: Marych, 2010. 64 p.
Pirozhenko T. Child speech: psychology of speech achievements. Kyiv: Hlavnik, 2005. 112 p.
Formation of the inner picture of the preschooler’s world: a monograph / T. Pirozhenko (ed.). Kirovohrad: Imex-LTD, 2012. 236 p.
Terletska L. Childhood psychology: practical. Kyiv: Hlavnik, 2006. 144 p.
Shapar V. Modern explanatory psychological dictionary. Kharkiv: Prapor, 2007. 640 p.