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- Take a look at examples of abnormal human development.
- Understand social norms for different age groups.
- Explain how developmental abnormalities in children impact learning.
- Differentiate between autism and Asperger's syndrome.
- Describe the characteristics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- Discuss Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.
- Recognize common mood, eating and anxiety disorders.
- Explain how substance-related disorders occur.
- Understand the effects of developmental abnormalities in adults.
- Describe the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's.
- Explain how physical disabilities and chronic illness affect human development.
- Provide examples of different types of mental disabilities.
1. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples
Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.
2. Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders
How do you diagnose something that you can't see? That's the problem faced by psychologists. This lesson will show you the tool they use to help diagnose their patients.
3. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults
In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
4. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning
Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.
5. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome
If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.
6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD
This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.
7. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad
In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.
8. Mood Disorders: Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder & Bipolar Disorder
Does feeling sad automatically mean someone is depressed? Are there different kinds of depression? What are mood disorders? This lesson will take a look at the answers to those questions.
9. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types
Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.
10. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
When do we cross the boundary between natural worry and the debilitating types of anxiety associated with disorders? In this lesson, you'll explore some common anxiety disorders and their potential causes.
11. Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics
Many people have a drink now and then, but how do you know if you have a substance-related disorder? This lesson will help you learn the difference between just having a drink and having an actual problem.
12. Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns
Developmental abnormalities in adults can have significant effects on the individual and an impact on society. In this lesson, examine examples and explore some of these issues.
13. Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging
In this lesson, you will learn what dementia is and is not through definitions and examples. You will also examine Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia and memory loss in the elderly.
14. Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development
What are chronic illnesses and physical disabilities? How do these conditions impact both the individual and society? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
15. Different Types of Mental Disabilities: Definitions & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of and differentiate between two types of mental disabilities: psychological disabilities and cognitive disabilities. Explore potential outcomes and examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
16. Executive Function Disorder: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Did you know that executive functions help us plan, organize, and evaluate tasks? Learn more about executive function disorder, its symptoms, and treatments. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
17. Orthopedic Impairment: Definition & Characteristics
Orthopedic impairment may hinder a child's ability to learn. This lesson defines orthopedic impairment and then takes a look at three large categories thereof.
18. Deaf-Blindness: Definition & Characteristics
The term deaf-blindness is a little misleading, so we're going to spend this lesson learning about what deaf-blindness is, its different causes, and how people with the condition learn to manage it and thrive.
19. Multiple Disabilities: Definition & Prevalence
Learn about what a disability is, what it means to have multiple disabilities, and the prevalence of multiple disabilities in the United States population.
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