Ch 69: Adolescent Development for the MCAT: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Adolescent Development for the MCAT chapter of this MCAT Prep: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master concepts associated with development in adolescent years. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn adolescent development concepts as you prepare for the MCAT.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering adolescent development material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about adolescent development while studying for the MCAT. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding ways adolescents develop
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of preparing for the MCAT (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about adolescent development
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra MCAT study resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Adolescent Development for the MCAT chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Adolescent Development for the MCAT chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any adolescent development question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an adolescent development unit of a standard MCAT Prep course. Topics covered include:

  • Physical growth, sexual development and maturation in adolescence
  • How children and adolescents develop cognitively
  • Ways cognitive development changes during adolescence
  • The social development of adolescents
  • Adolescent egocentrism under Elkind's theory
  • How genders differ in adolescent development
  • The relationship between peers, school and adolescent development
  • Development of mental health in children and adolescents
  • Family values, relationships and problems with adjustment in adolescence

11 Lessons in Chapter 69: Adolescent Development for the MCAT: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Physical Growth in Adolescence

1. 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.

Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

2. Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

In this lesson, explore the changes that take place during puberty. You will meet Dick and Jane as they experience these changes, and you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

3. 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.

Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

4. 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.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

5. Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

Adolescents often go through a process of discovering what they believe and who they are. In this lesson, we will examine how a teenager develops his or her self concept and identity. We will also take a look at common factors that influence a teen's identity.

Elkind's Theory of Adolescent Egocentrism

6. Elkind's Theory of Adolescent Egocentrism

Parents of teenagers often complain that their kids are self-centered. In this lesson, we'll examine psychologist David Elkind's theory of adolescent egocentrism, including what it is and how it impacts the way teenagers think.

Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

7. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of growth and change. Some of these changes are different in boys and girls, though. In this lesson, we'll examine gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

8. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.

Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

9. Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

Some mental illnesses can show up at any point in a person's life, but some first occur during specific stages of lifespan development. In this lesson, we'll look closer at some disorders that appear in childhood, adolescence, and old age.

Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence

10. Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of lots of changes, which can cause a lot of stress in a teen's life. In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment and maladaptive behaviors in adolescence, including how each manifests in teens' lives.

Family Values and Relationships in Adolescence

11. Family Values and Relationships in Adolescence

During adolescence, teens begin to figure out who they are and what their beliefs are. In this lesson, we'll look at how family values and relationships with family members can influence adolescents' individual values and development.

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