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Ch 39: Family & Child Development

About This Chapter

The short lessons in this chapter make it easy for you to better understand family and child development. Review the lessons to comprehend the impact of a culture on interpersonal communication, how emotion develops through life and more.

Family & Child Development - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to simplify the process of understanding family and child development. Lessons explore a variety of development theories and examine the physical, social and emotional needs of children and adults throughout life. Review the lessons at your own pace. In no time, you'll be prepared to:

  • Discuss Piaget's four stages of cognitive development
  • Differentiate between three popular social development theories in human growth and development
  • Describe how emotion develops and changes through life
  • Share the nutritional needs of preschoolers and school age children
  • Explain the benefits of good personal hygiene
  • Identify types and methods for providing emergency care
  • Detail considerations parents should make before having children
  • Define and identify types of family systems
  • Provide details about the impact culture has on interpersonal communication

Top instructors have developed lessons that are both informative and fun to explore. Access them from any computer, smartphone or tablet to get an entertaining overview of family and child development. If you're interested in gauging your knowledge of concepts covered in this chapter, take the short quiz with each lesson. A chapter exam is also available to assess your understanding and reinforce lesson concepts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 39: Family & Child Development
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Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

1. Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

Jean Piaget developed a theory of cognitive development that described and explained the changes in logical thinking of children and adolescents. Within that theory, he identified four stages of cognitive development through which all learners must proceed. This lesson will introduce you to and differentiate between those stages.

Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

2. Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

There are various theories on the social development of children. In this lesson, we will follow Sally as she meets with different psychologists, learning and differentiating between three of the most popular theories: psychoanalytic, social learning and attachment.

Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

3. Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

The expression and experience of emotion develops and changes throughout the lifespan. This lesson will examine this process, and end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

Children's Nutritional Needs

4. Children's Nutritional Needs

In this lesson, you will learn about the nutritional needs for preschoolers and school age children. You will gain an understanding of recommended caloric requirements and food choices.

The Importance of Personal Hygiene

5. The Importance of Personal Hygiene

We are taught how to practice good personal hygiene habits from a young age because these habits can help us in many ways. In this lesson, we'll learn the benefits of good personal hygiene.

Providing Emergency Care: Types & Methods

6. Providing Emergency Care: Types & Methods

This lesson will teach you the first important steps you may need to take during an emergency situation and some basic but important life-saving techniques you can use during such an emergency.

Making the Decision to Have Children

7. Making the Decision to Have Children

In this lesson, I face one of my greatest fears: talking about having kids. We'll look at some points to consider, such as the costs and the way it changes a person's life. In addition, the idea of baby fever is also looked at.

Family Systems: Definition and Types

8. Family Systems: Definition and Types

Families come in all shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll examine what makes a family, as well as some common types of families, including nuclear, matrifocal, extended, and blended families.

Culture's Impact on Interpersonal Communication

9. Culture's Impact on Interpersonal Communication

In this lesson, explore different cultural styles of communication and discover what it means to study communication through culture. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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