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Atypical Development - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Atypical development is when development doesn't follow the normal course. It could include things like learning and social disabilities and disorders. In this chapter, we will discuss different aspects of atypical development. You'll learn how abnormal development is diagnosed and identified based upon different criteria. Lessons will cover common conditions, like autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The lessons in this chapter will also go over problems that can develop in childhood as well as those that may appear in adulthood. Some of the specific things you will learn in this chapter include:
- DSM-IV criteria
- The definition of social norms
- Joseph Renzulli's model
- The impact of substance-related disorders
- Disorders brought on by aging
- Types of mental disabilities
|Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples||Learn what constitutes abnormal development.|
|Classification and Diagnosis||Examine the DSM-IV criteria and how diagnosis are made.|
|What are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults||Find out what constitutes a social norm.|
|Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning||Explore the effects of development abnormalities in children and how they affect learning and social development.|
|Emotional & Behavioral Disorders: Autism & Asperger's Syndrome||Study these disorders, and learn to differentiate between autism and Asperger's.|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD||Discover the definition and characteristics of this disorder.|
|Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad||Learn what it means to be gifted, and study Joseph Renzulli's model.|
|Mood Disorders||Examine common mood disorders.|
|Eating Disorders||Study common eating disorders.|
|Anxiety Disorders||Explore common anxiety disorders.|
|Substance Related Disorders||Learn more about these disorders and how they occur.|
|Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns||Discover the effects and concerns of abnormalities in adults.|
|Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging||Find out how to differentiate between dementia and Alzheimer's.|
|Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Differences & Effects on Human Development||Understand the differences between chronic illness and physical disabilities.|
|Different Types of Mental Disabilities: Definitions & Examples||Study the criteria for 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, Dysthymic 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.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development course
- Theoretical Approaches to Human Growth and Development
- Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development
- Genetic Influences on Development
- Biological Development
- Sensory and Perceptual Development
- Cognition and Cognitive Development
- Creativity and Intelligence Development
- Language Development
- Social Development
- Social Relationship Development
- Studying for Psychology 103