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- Understand the scope of developmental psychology.
- Discuss prenatal and infant development.
- Become familiar with Harlow's experiments on monkeys.
- Differentiate between assimilation and accommodation.
- List Piaget's stages of cognitive development.
- Take a look at Kohlberg's stages of moral development.
- Explore different parenting styles.
- Examine Erikson's stages 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. Accommodation in Psychology: Definition & Overview
Accommodation is a term developed by Jean Piaget to describe the process in which we modify existing cognitive schemas in order to include new information. Learn more about accommodation from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.
11. Developmental Skills for Children: Milestones, Definition & Examples
You will learn about the social/emotional, language, cognitive, and physical milestones for young children through age 5. Test your knowledge at the end of the lesson with a quiz.
12. Eagly's Social Role Theory of Gender Differences: Definition & Overview
What accounts for the differences between males and females? Alice Eagly's social role theory states that cultural and social norms create distinctions between male and female roles. This lesson will explore this theory and will end with a quiz to test your knowledge.
13. Feral Children: Definition, Stories & Cases
Feral children are children who have lived in isolation from human contact, leading to a variety of social, mental, and physical impairments. In this lesson, we'll define this phenomenon, discuss its impacts, and look at some notable cases.
14. Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions
Schools generally define giftedness as high ability, but there are other ways to define giftedness. Learn more about the definitions, characteristics and conceptions of giftedness in children and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
15. Hypersensitive Hearing in Children: Causes & Symptoms
In this lesson, we'll explain a rare condition called hypersensitive hearing. We'll explore the causes and symptoms of this disease. In this lesson, we'll be focusing on hypersensitivity in children, although the condition also occurs in adults as well.
16. Industry versus Inferiority Stage: Overview & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about Erik Erikson's fourth stage of socioemotional development: industry versus inferiority. Following this lesson, you will have a chance to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
17. Intimacy versus Isolation Stage: Overview & Examples
Psychologist Erik Erikson is known for his theory on eight stages of social development. This lesson will focus on the stage known as intimacy vs. isolation.
18. Physical Environment for Children: Definition, Characteristics & Examples
A child's surroundings have an important impact on their well-being and development. This lesson defines the physical environment and explores some of that impact.
19. Primary Socialization: Agents, Definition and Theory
Through this lesson, you will be introduced to a sociological concept known as primary socialization, and you will gain insight into the theory and factors that contribute to our early social development. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.
20. What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques
In this lesson, we will define social skills and their development during childhood years. We will also go over why social skills are so important for children, and what strategies are used to teach them.
21. Emotional Display Rules in Psychology
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of emotional display rules in psychology. You will be given some examples to clarify this concept, and you will also learn about gender and cultural differences in emotional display rules.
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