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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
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Harlow's Monkeys: Experiment, Comfort & Socialization
What happens when you make a baby monkey choose between food and comfort? The Harlows answered this question in a series of primate experiments. Love is important, so how will these lonely monkeys function without it?
5. Assimilation & Accommodation in Psychology: Definition & Examples
How do assimilation and accommodation help a child adapt to his environment? You'll explore how established and changing patterns of information drive a child's intellectual growth as he learns about cats and dogs.
6. 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.
7. Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
How do people learn to make morally sound decisions? To illustrate Kohlberg's levels of moral development, we'll follow Lauren as she makes difficult decisions.
8. 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.
9. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples
How do we form identities as we age and grow? To answer this question, Erik Erikson came up with eight stages of identity formation that revolve around conflict and resolution. Who are you, and who will you become after completing this lesson?
10. Reactive Attachment Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment
In this lesson, we will discuss reactive attachment disorder. Learn about its symptoms, how reactive attachment disorder is treated, and more. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
11. Schemas in Psychology: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn to define the term schema and will be introduced to a variety of ways in which schemas are used in everyday life. Following this lesson, you will have an opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
12. Social Bond Theory: Definition & Elements
In the sociological sub-field of criminology, social bond theory is often used to understand criminal behaviors. In this lesson, you will learn how to define social bond theory and gain insight into the individual elements that are used to comprise the framework of the theory.
13. Social Capital: Definition & Theory
Through this lesson, you will learn what defines social capital, explore a brief introduction to the theoretical basis, and gain insight into how it benefits individuals and their communities. When you are finished with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with the quiz.
14. Social Categories: Definition & Theory
Social categories can be based on something as broad as race or as specific as height, but they are always socially important. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines a social category, and explore some theories on how it influences group behavior and identity.
15. Social Categorization: Theory and Definition
As an important element of social identity theory, social categorization has a significant influence on how we perceive and understand ourselves and those around us. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define social categorization and gain insight into how it fits into the larger social identity theory.
16. Social Cognition: Definition, Approach & Models
How can cognition be a social process? How do people learn by observing others? In this lesson, we will identify the major social cognitive theories and models on observational learning and self-regulation.
17. Social Knowledge: Definition & Networks
Through this lesson, you will learn about a sociological concept known as social knowledge and gain insight into how social knowledge evolves and influences your life. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with the quiz.
18. Social Modeling: Theory, Overview
In this lesson, we will take a look at the concept of __social modeling__ as behaviors that we observe and imitate, and examine the four factors that must be present in order to learn the new behavior. We will also take a look at the response of those who are being imitated.
19. Social Order: Definition & Concepts
Social order is a broad concept based upon societal contracts, expectations, and hierarchies. In this lesson, you'll learn how to define social order and explore some of the things that contribute to keeping societies stable.
20. Social Power: Definition & Concept
Have you ever contemplated the concept of power within society? This lesson will define social power and give examples of it. Special attention will paid to where social power is found and how it is used. A short test will follow.
21. What Are Developmental Milestones in Children? - Table, Definition & Examples
Developmental milestones are an important way for anyone working with children to measure their developmental progress in several important areas. Learn four key areas to assess, the main milestones from three months of age to five years and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
22. What are Social Networks? - Types & Examples
In this lesson you'll learn what social networks are, where they came from, and how they are built. Also, take a quiz to see if you have what it takes to be a good social networker.
23. What is a Moral Decision? - Definition & Examples
What does it mean to live ethically? In this lesson, we will explore what it means to make ethical decisions and how it can be different for everyone.
24. What Is Moral Development? - Definition & Stages
How do we know the difference between right and wrong? This lesson will explore the stages of moral development, which is the process by which human beings develop the ability to distinguish between good and bad behaviors.
25. Reconstructive Memory: Definition & Example
Do you think you have a good memory - kind of like a video camera? Well, this lesson about reconstructive memory may change your mind, especially when you learn how researchers have shown that our memories are not quite like the replay button on a video player.
26. Bioecological Model: Theory & Approach
In this lesson, you will learn about the four components that make up Urie Bronfenbrenner's bioecological model. You will learn the theory behind the model, as well as different applications of the model. A brief quiz follows the lesson.
27. Phonological Loop: Definition & Role in Working Memory
Working memory temporarily holds and manipulates information. The phonological loop is one component of this model that helps us remember verbal information. This lesson will examine the function of this component and its subcomponents.
28. G. Stanley Hall: Biography, Theory & Contributions
Here we will talk about one of the great American pioneers of social science whose work was paramount in establishing psychology, and especially child psychology, as distinct fields in American academia.
29. Critical Thinking: Exercises, Activities & Strategies
Critical thinking skills are something that we develop over time through practice and commitment. In this video, we'll explore some exercises, activities and strategies to improve your critical thinking skills and ability to be objective.
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