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- Developmental psychology basics
- Prenatal development
- Infant development
- Harlow's monkeys
- Assimilation and accommodation
- Piaget's phases of cognitive development
- Kohlberg's phases of moral development
- Parenting styles
- Erikson's phases of identity formation
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. Developmental Perspective: Definition & Explanation
How do we change throughout our lives? In this lesson, you will discover some of the cognitive and social changes we experience as we develop across the lifespan.
11. Eros, Life Instinct: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we will define Eros through its Greek Mythology beginnings. We'll also discuss how it has transcended this basic definition to include life instinct, and then we'll define Eros in terms of its polar opposite, Thanatos.
12. Freud's Reality Principle: Definition & Overview
The reality principle enables people to function in a world with boundaries and acceptable behaviors. This principle satisfies both the id's desire to feel good and the ego's desire to function appropriately in the world.
13. Piaget and Equilibration: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we will explore equilibration: what it is, where it shows up, and what role it serves in child development. We will also consider how the desire for equilibration motivates children to adjust old ideas and learn new ones.
14. Piaget's Definition of Egocentrism in Adolescence: Examples & Overview
In this lesson, we will define egocentrism and look at where it originates. We will also examine its features and why it can show up during adolescence.
15. Pleasure Principle in Psychology
In this lesson, we'll be looking at the pleasure principle, which is one of the most important and revolutionary of Sigmund Freud's theories of psychology and human mental development. After learning about this theory and its importance, you'll be able to test your new knowledge with a quiz!
16. Secure Attachment Style: Definition & Examples
Secure attachment is one of four types of adult attachment styles. Learn more about the characteristics and signs of secure attachment from examples in this lesson.
17. What Are Social Skills? - Competencies, Development & Examples
This lesson looks at what social skills are and how they are developed in children. A discussion of the types of competencies that parents and teachers can focus on leads to examples of social skills in another section.
18. What Is Self-Concept in Psychology? - Definition & Overview
Self-concept encompasses all that you know about your self. We'll focus on the two broad categories of self-concept - ideal, or imagined, self and actual self - and the negotiation between the two. Then we'll cover five basic tenets of self-concept.
19. Rooting Reflex in Babies: Definition & Overview
The rooting reflex is an automatic movement that newborn babies use to try and find breasts for suckling. This article describes the reflex, how it works, and how it is controlled in the newborn baby.
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