Ch 1: Domains of Human Development: Help and Review

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The Domains of Human Development chapter of this Lifespan Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master human development. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the domains of human development.

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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are some of Paul Bates' ideas about life span development?
  • How do the terms, growth, learning and maturation differ from each other?
  • What are some of the psychological perspectives used to explain learning?
  • How do people change emotionally and physically?
  • What are the different personality types?
  • What are the four major agents of change?
  • Does gender really influence activity preferences or abilities?
  • How does Gilbert Gottlieb explain the relationship between development and genes?

17 Lessons in Chapter 1: Domains of Human Development: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Overview of Life Span Developmental Psychology

1. Overview of Life Span Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychology studies the way people change and grow. In this lesson, we'll look at the principles of how people develop across the life span, including multidimensionality, multidirectionality, and plasticity.

Paul Baltes and the Lifelong Development Theory of Psychology

2. Paul Baltes and the Lifelong Development Theory of Psychology

Do people stop growing when they reach adulthood? Psychologist Paul Baltes didn't think so. In this lesson, we'll look at Baltes' life span perspective of development, how it changed psychology, and its key components.

What is Development? - Growth, Maturation & Learning

3. What is Development? - Growth, Maturation & Learning

To many people, terms like development, growth, maturation, and learning all mean the same thing. In this lesson, we'll learn the subtle differences between each of these terms and how they apply to human life.

Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

4. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.

Continuity and Discontinuity in Development

5. Continuity and Discontinuity in Development

Do people grow and change slowly over time, or do they make sudden steps forward into new phases in their lives? In this lesson, we'll examine the continuity and discontinuity theories of developmental psychology.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

6. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Intro to Personality

7. Intro to Personality

You put two people in the same situation and, odds are, they'll react in a range of different ways. Some people might even react in a completely unexpected or extreme way. Why is this? Read this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes people tick the way they do.

What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

8. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.

Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media

9. Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media

The socialization that we receive in childhood has a lasting effect on our ability to interact with others in society. In this lesson, we identify and discuss four of the most influential agents of socialization in childhood: family, school, peers, and media.

Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions

10. Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions

Schools serve a number of functions in our society beyond just transmitting academic knowledge and skills. In this lesson, we differentiate between manifest and latent functions of schools and discuss examples of each.

Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

11. Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

Are boys better in math and science courses than girls? Are girls better at activities like dance? Gender stereotypes are abundant in society. Are these stereotypes based on real differences or perpetuated opinions? This lesson focuses on gender differences and the influence of nature versus nurture.

Evolutionary Theory's Applications to Learning

12. Evolutionary Theory's Applications to Learning

In this lesson you will learn about evolutionary theory's application to instinctual learning and human development through natural selection. There is a quiz to test your knowledge at the end.

Gottlieb's Epigenetic Psychobiological Systems Perspective: Concepts & Definitions

13. Gottlieb's Epigenetic Psychobiological Systems Perspective: Concepts & Definitions

Learn about the epigenetic psychobiological systems perspective and Gilbert Gottlieb's theory of probabilistic epigenesis. This theory will help you understand how development is dependent not only on your genes, but also neural activity, behavior and the environment.

What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

14. What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Think of toddlers at a daycare, or the young actors in the movie 'The Kindergarten Cop.' What comes to mind? Is it small children doing arts and crafts or possibly running around with scissors? These are examples of fine motor skills, which children should develop around this age.

What Causes Sleepwalking in Children? - Symptoms & Treatment

15. What Causes Sleepwalking in Children? - Symptoms & Treatment

Sleepwalking is more common in kids than in adults and most kids will outgrow it by the time they are teenagers. Read this lesson to learn the causes and symptoms of sleepwalking in children as well as treatment options.

Cultural Feminism: Definition & Overview

16. Cultural Feminism: Definition & Overview

In this lesson, we explore a theory of feminism that sees women as special and different. You will examine the roots of this philosophy and weigh its pros and cons.

Liberal Feminism: Definition & Theory

17. Liberal Feminism: Definition & Theory

This lesson takes a look at liberal feminism and how it approaches the fight for equality between men and women. Through words and pictures, you'll put yourself in the shoes of people seeking change, and explore what you would do if your rights were in jeopardy.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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