Ch 6: Cognitive & Social Development in Adolescence

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Complete the activities in this chapter to refresh your memory about the theories of human development, focusing particularly on the cognitive and social development of children and adolescents.

Cognitive & Social Development in Adolescence - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to review the theories that outline the social and cognitive development of children and adolescents. Follow along with our expert instructors to refresh your memory of human growth theories, child and adolescent creativity, the effects of environment and culture on language development and more. Once you complete these lessons, you will be prepared to:

  • Describe the social development of children and adolescents
  • Share the role of school in social and emotional development
  • Explain peer relationships in middle childhood
  • Describe the effects of gender differences on social development
  • Discuss the impact of parenting styles on different styles of learning
  • Analyze the effect of culture, socialization and culture shock on education
  • Illustrate the role of culture, school and media in social/emotional development

In addition to watching these lesson videos, take the assessments that accompany them to find out which topics you don't understand. Once you've found these areas of weakness, re-address them in the lesson videos, using video tags to skip over the material you've already mastered. If you feel you would benefit more from an alternative review of the material, try reading the lesson transcripts.

12 Lessons in Chapter 6: Cognitive & Social Development in Adolescence
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Human Growth and Development Theories

1. Human Growth and Development Theories

This lesson will give you an overview of the major human development theories. You will briefly examine their strengths and weaknesses and meet a few key figures from each theory.

Child Creativity and Intelligence

2. Child Creativity and Intelligence

What is an IQ score? What do these scores mean? What role does creativity play in a child's development? Explore these concepts with this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Creativity and Intelligence in Adolescence

3. Creativity and Intelligence in Adolescence

You know that emotional and physical changes take place during adolescence, but what about intellectual changes? Learn about the behavior of IQ during this time and find out why it is important to encourage creativity in adolescents.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

4. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

5. Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

The social development of children has a strong influence on self-esteem. In this lesson, we will explore the way children feel about themselves and look into several ways caretakers can improve a child's self-esteem.

Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood

6. Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood

As children grow, they become more independent of their parents and turn to their peers more often. In this lesson, we'll examine children's evolving concepts of friendship, peer group norms, social conformity, and social comparison.

The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

7. The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

Every parent knows how much school can influence a child. But in what ways is this influence positive? In this lesson, we'll examine how going to school can impact a child's development, including how children learn from each other and how motivation impacts achievement.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

8. 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.

Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

9. Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

How does one's gender impact behavior and interactions with others? Research has shown that men and women interact differently in social settings and society has ideas for what is appropriate male and female behavior.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

10. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

11. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.

The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

12. The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

Everyone changes and grows throughout his or her life, but that change is influenced by many factors. In this lesson, we'll look at socioemotional development and how culture, school, and media, like television, impact it.

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