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Ch 12: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 12: Development

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The Development chapter of this Glencoe Understanding Psychology textbook companion course helps students learn about all aspects of human development from the prenatal period through late adulthood. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Development textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Understanding Psychology Development chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the development topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Scope of lifespan developmental psychology
  • Interaction between genetics and the environment in human development
  • Twin and adoption studies
  • The genome
  • Prenatal development
  • Genetic abnormalities in human growth and development
  • Prenatal genetic counseling
  • Infertility causes and treatments
  • Infant development: perception, cognition, language, intelligence and attachment
  • Parenting styles and impact on development
  • The developmental theories of Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky and Kohlberg
  • Adolescent physical, cognitive and psychosocial development
  • Physical, social and identity development issues of early adulthood
  • Gender role changes in middle adulthood
  • Aging vs. disease
  • Cognitive development and social issues in late adulthood
  • Death and dying

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49 Lessons in Chapter 12: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 12: Development
Developmental Psychology: Definition, Theorists & Types of Growth

1. Developmental Psychology: Definition, Theorists & Types of Growth

Why do we study psychological development? People change over their lifetimes, and developmental psychology helps us explore what changes and what stays the same. Learn about some of the big names in this field whose work and theories you'll explore in other lessons

Overview of Life Span Developmental Psychology

2. Overview of Life Span Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychology studies the way people change and grow. In this lesson, we'll look at the principles of how people develop across the life span, including multidimensionality, multidirectionality, and plasticity.

How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development

3. How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development

Everyone is different. But what makes a person unique? In this lesson, we'll examine the way genes and the environment affect who a person is, including looking at the nature vs. nurture debate and looking at how nature and nurture influence one another.

Twin and Adoption Studies: Practices & Findings

4. Twin and Adoption Studies: Practices & Findings

What is more influential, nature or nurture? How can scientists know for sure? In this lesson, we'll look at studies designed to separate the effects of genetics and environment on people's behavior, twin and adoption studies.

Cross-sectional, Longitudinal & Sequential Designs: Advantages & Disadvantages

5. Cross-sectional, Longitudinal & Sequential Designs: Advantages & Disadvantages

This lesson examines the three main ways of conducting research on adults and older individuals. Specifically, we will examine the three types, some of their advantages, and some of their disadvantages.

Genetics: Heredity, Traits & Chromosomes

6. Genetics: Heredity, Traits & Chromosomes

We view manipulation of genes in our crops and livestock as a recent development. Yet, man has been manipulating the genetic makeup of his food for thousands of years through cultivation and breeding. This lesson will begin to help you understand how genetics works.

Basic Genetics: The Genome & Chromosomes

7. Basic Genetics: The Genome & Chromosomes

There are approximately 3 billion bases in the human genome. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the genome and its organization into chromosomes. We think about DNA often as the blueprint for life, but we can also think of it as the recipe for life with the nucleus being the library.

The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over

8. The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over

In this lesson, we will learn what the genetic code is and how it can be affected by mitosis, meiosis and crossing over. When mistakes are made and genes are altered, it can have a negative impact on human development.

Prenatal Development & Psychology: Stages & Abnormal Development

9. Prenatal Development & Psychology: Stages & Abnormal Development

How is prenatal development related to psychology? How are minds forming in the womb still linked to the outside environment? This lesson explores the stages of prenatal development and a mother's ability to affect her unborn child.

Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period

10. Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period

In the 9 months before a baby is born, there is an enormous amount of prenatal development. In this lesson, you will explore the following stages of prenatal development: the germinal period, the embryonic period, and the fetal period.

Genetic Abnormalities in Human Growth and Development

11. Genetic Abnormalities in Human Growth and Development

What are mutations and other chromosome abnormalities? How can these abnormalities affect human development? What are some common genetic disorders and their causes? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson.

Prenatal Genetic Counseling and Assessment

12. Prenatal Genetic Counseling and Assessment

When expecting a baby, many couples are concerned with the possibility of something being wrong with the baby's health. In this lesson, we'll explore genetic counseling, including who should consider it and what to expect.

The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development

13. The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development

In this lesson, learn about the prenatal environment and what can be harmful to prenatal development. Learn about the hazards of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, disease and environmental pollutants during pregnancy.

The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment

14. The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment

An unborn child and its mother are connected both physically and emotionally. Learn how prenatal development is affected by both the emotional and physical state of the mother in this lesson.

Infertility: Causes and Potential Options

15. Infertility: Causes and Potential Options

Trouble having a baby may be a result of a woman or man's reproductive problems. This lesson discusses some common and important ones as well as the general treatment strategies employed to combat them.

Treatment for Infertility

16. Treatment for Infertility

There are quite a few different kinds of treatment options for both men and women. They include drugs, surgery, hormone therapy, and more advanced techniques this lesson will describe.

Identifying the Reflexes of Newborns

17. Identifying the Reflexes of Newborns

Reflexes allow babies to survive the first few years of life. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the major reflexes of infants, including those that indicate a healthy nervous system response and those designed to help a baby feed itself.

The Newborn: Capabilities, Growth, and Developmental Milestones

18. The Newborn: Capabilities, Growth, and Developmental Milestones

Newborn growth and development is an amazing process! In this lesson, you will discover how babies learn, when they acquire certain abilities, and what reflexes they are born with.

Studying Infant Development in Psychology: Experiments, Instincts & Abilities

19. Studying Infant Development in Psychology: Experiments, Instincts & Abilities

Watch babies brave heights at the insistence of their smiling mothers! You'll learn how instinct and attachment can help infants explore their environments through the visual cliff experiments.

Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

20. Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

What is habituation and how does it affect perceptual development in an infant? Learn the answer to this question and more as this lesson explores sensory development in infants.

Memory and Information Processing in Infants

21. Memory and Information Processing in Infants

The way adults think is vastly different from the way that children think. In this lesson, we'll explore cognitive development and look at how infants begin to think like adults, including the concepts of information processing and memory.

Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

22. Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

Language development is a long process, and there are many types of speech that babies take part in. This lesson explores language development and some key types of speech, including child-directed speech, syncretic speech, and telegraphic speech.

Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

23. Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

There is no time like infancy - it is the first exposure people have to the world. According to Jean Piaget, there are six stages infants go through as they develop cognitively and learn to act in their environment.

Infant Creativity and Intelligence

24. Infant Creativity and Intelligence

How is infant intelligence measured? In this lesson, you'll learn to recognize common measures of infant intelligence as well as what information these measures can provide.

Infant Attachment Theory: 4 Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment

25. Infant Attachment Theory: 4 Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment

Relationships with others play a large role in our lives. These relationships start from birth and continue to develop through adulthood. This lesson will describe the stages of parent-infant attachment, define types of attachment anxiety experienced by infants and discuss the debate over which forms stronger attachments: food or comfort.

The Strange Situation Test: Ainsworth's Attachment Theory for Infants

26. The Strange Situation Test: Ainsworth's Attachment Theory for Infants

The attachment and bonds infants develop early in life play a critical role in their interactions with others as they grow. This lesson will introduce the Strange Situation experiment conducted by Mary Ainsworth and discuss the four infant attachment types identified through the experiment.

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

27. Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

How do parenting styles differ from one another, and which are most effective? You'll follow expectant parents, Mary and Larry, as they walk their neighborhood and try to learn from other parents.

Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

28. Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

Erikson identified eight stages of psychosocial development, with each stage presenting a conflict that must be overcome. This lesson will discuss the conflict and growth associated with each stage of development.

Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

29. Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

If you were to observe children growing into their teenage years, you would notice their thinking and understanding develops over time. In this lesson, you will learn about the specific stages of mental growth in children and adolescents as outlined by Jean Piaget.

Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

30. Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

How does a child's thinking change as she gets older? When does she learn about object permanence, conservation and abstract reasoning? You'll see that thought processes we take for granted as adults are actually important milestones in a child's cognitive development.

Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

31. Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

The role of culture and social interactions are imperative to cognitive development, according to psychologist, Lev Vygotsky. This lesson will discuss how social interactions play a role in cognitive development of children, provide an overview of Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory and describe the stages of speech and language development.

Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

32. Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

How does a child develop cognitively? Which influences development more - genetics or the environment? How important are early experiences in the growth and cognitive development of a child? These are some of the major questions that guide the work of researchers in the field of educational psychology. This lesson will begin to address these questions by describing the basic principles that characterize child and adolescent development.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

33. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Cognitive Development in Adolescence: Piaget's Formal Operations Stage

34. Cognitive Development in Adolescence: Piaget's Formal Operations Stage

As children grow into teenagers, they become better at higher level thinking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at the formal operations stage of psychologist Jean Piaget's cognitive development theory to learn how adolescents think.

Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

35. Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

Adolescence is a period of great change. Changes in the way teenagers think can cause them to do things like argue with adults. Watch this lesson for more information on the cognitive changes that occur in adolescence.

Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development in Adolescence

36. Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development in Adolescence

The way people think about what is right and what is wrong changes as they grow up. Watch this lesson to find out about Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development, including what it is and its main stages of morality.

Erikson's Identity vs. Role Confusion in Adolescent Development

37. Erikson's Identity vs. Role Confusion in Adolescent Development

Adolescents often rebel against their parents and try out new and different things. In this lesson, we'll look at Erik Erikson's theory of adolescent development, including how resolving a psychosocial crisis can lead to fidelity in interpersonal relationships.

Life Situation Issues in Adolescence

38. Life Situation Issues in Adolescence

Adolescence can be a difficult time, but some teens face life situations that can make it more difficult. Watch this lesson to find out how emancipation and part-time work affect adolescents' lives and the positives and negatives of each.

Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

39. Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

Despite the fact that most people are fully grown by early adulthood, it is still a time of physical development. In this lesson, we'll explore the physical and health issues that people in early adulthood experience.

Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

40. Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

Middle age comes with many new physical challenges, from wrinkles to hearing loss to weight gain. This lesson examines many of the signs of aging that are common in middle adulthood and how people can fight middle age weight gain.

Friendship and Marriage in Early Adulthood

41. Friendship and Marriage in Early Adulthood

During early adulthood, friendships and romantic relationships take center stage as people become more independent of their parents. Watch this lesson to find out about gender differences in friendships and what makes a marriage successful.

Marital Issues in Early Adulthood

42. Marital Issues in Early Adulthood

During the period of life between ages 20 and 40, many people get married. Watch this lesson to look at some of the issues that can crop up in a marriage, including physical and emotional infidelity and spousal abuse.

Divorce and Remarriage in Adulthood

43. Divorce and Remarriage in Adulthood

When people fall in love, they often want to get married. But what happens when 'happily ever after' turns out to not last 'ever after?' In this lesson, we'll look at some psychological aspects of divorce and remarriage.

Gender Identity and Roles in Early Adulthood

44. Gender Identity and Roles in Early Adulthood

As people age, they begin to think about how their gender affects who they are. Watch this lesson to find out how people construct their gender identity, how society defines gender roles, and how both of these things can impact a marriage.

Gender Role Changes in Middle Adulthood

45. Gender Role Changes in Middle Adulthood

Middle adulthood is a time of great change for most people. But men and women experience those changes differently. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the way gender impacts middle age, including the famed mid-life crisis and gender crossover.

Aging vs. Disease: Differences & Examples

46. Aging vs. Disease: Differences & Examples

This lesson looks into the differentiation between what is considered normal, or primary, aging and what is considered abnormal, or secondary, aging. In addition, we will look at how an often misunderstood disease fits into this.

Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

47. Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

Many people are aware of some of the memory problems older adults have, but did you know that they become better at some types of thinking? In this lesson, we'll examine the positive and negative cognitive changes in late life.

Social Issues in Late Adulthood: Risk Factors & Impact

48. Social Issues in Late Adulthood: Risk Factors & Impact

Late adulthood is often called the 'golden years' of a person's life. But it's not always a positive experience. In this lesson, we'll look at two common issues that occur in late adulthood: poverty and elder abuse.

Death and Dying: Euthanasia Debate and Stages of Acceptance

49. Death and Dying: Euthanasia Debate and Stages of Acceptance

The end of one's life can be a difficult time, for both the person dying and their loved ones. In this lesson, we'll explore some end-of-life issues that people face, including the five stages of grief and the controversy surrounding euthanasia.

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