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- Become familiar with the main principles of life span developmental psychology.
- Discuss Paul Baltes's lifelong development theory of psychology.
- Understand what development is.
- Take a look at the cognitive, behavioral, social, developmental and constructivist perspectives of development.
- Describe continuity and discontinuity in development.
- Define social, emotional and cognitive development.
- Learn about the main concepts of personality.
- Provide examples of physical development.
- Discuss the different agents of socialization.
- Become familiar with the various functions of school.
- Explain how nature and nurture contribute to gender differences.
- Understand how to apply evolutionary theory to learning.
- Describe the key concepts of Gottlieb's epigenetic psychobiological systems perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Transmission, 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.
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.
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.
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.
14. Maturity: Definition, Signs & Stages
This lesson defines maturity from a psychosocial perspective. The five age-related stages of maturity are defined and discussed. In addition, signs of emotional maturity are presented.
15. What is Gender? - Roles & Differences
This lesson explores the meaning of gender and how we come to believe what men and women are really like. Learn to understand your own experience of being male or female in order to better understand others.
16. Cohort Effect: Definition & Research
The cohort effect can have a big influence on how you see the world and a bigger influence for those seeking to understand behavior. Through this lesson, you'll learn how to define the cohort effect and explore why it's significant through some examples.
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