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Ch 12: Healthy Relationships

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Watch online health video lessons and learn various growth and development theories. Examine the family cycle, authoritative parenting styles and more.

Healthy Relationships - Chapter Summary

You can use this chapter to learn about human development as well as the interpersonal skills necessary for healthy relationships. Lessons cover topics ranging from the earliest stages of brain development and language cognition to parenting styles and the 5 stages of dying. You'll get info on nontraditional genders, sexual orientation, reproductive choices and infertility in this chapter. Conflict resolution and refusal and listening skills are also discussed. At the end of this chapter you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss psychoanalytic, cognitive, learning and systems theories of development
  • Identify stages of infant, child and adolescent development
  • Discuss the role of marriage and parenthood in adult development
  • Describe the three main parenting styles
  • Explain processes of self-development and socialization
  • Describe effective communication and decision-making skills

Health education field experts lead our short and engaging video lessons on healthy relationships. These videos can be used to get new info on this subject matter or refresh your knowledge of the topic. Each lesson has a self-assessment quiz that you can take after you watch the video.

You'll have access to the lesson transcripts in case you need to refer back to a specific point in the video. You'll also be able to utilize video tags, which can be used to jump to main points in the videos. Some video lessons offer links to text lessons that offer in-depth info on key terms.

18 Lessons in Chapter 12: Healthy Relationships
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Human Growth and Development Theories

1. Human Growth and Development Theories

This lesson will give you an overview of the major human development theories. You will briefly examine their strengths and weaknesses and meet a few key figures from each theory.

Studying Infant Development in Psychology: Experiments, Instincts & Abilities

2. 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.

Principles of Growth and Development

3. Principles of Growth and Development

Is there a pattern to how human growth and development takes place? This lesson will examine some universal principles of growth and development in order to help you find the answer to this question.

Prenatal Stages of Brain Development

4. Prenatal Stages of Brain Development

The prenatal brain develops at an amazing speed. This lesson provides an overview of this brain development throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy and highlights key stages.

The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

5. The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

The phrase 'sensitive periods in human development' may sound like it refers to moody teenagers, but it actually refers to periods of time when a child easily absorbs information in a specific way. The most important sensitive periods occur between birth and age six. Learn more in this lesson.

Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

6. Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

How does a child develop cognitively? Which influences development more - genetics or the environment? How important are early experiences in the growth and cognitive development of a child? These are some of the major questions that guide the work of researchers in the field of educational psychology. This lesson will begin to address these questions by describing the basic principles that characterize child and adolescent development.

The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment

7. The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment

An unborn child and its mother are connected both physically and emotionally. Learn how prenatal development is affected by both the emotional and physical state of the mother in this lesson.

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

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.

The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest

9. The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest

Once a person enters adulthood, the common belief is that development is nearly complete. However, marriage and children have a great impact on adult development. This lesson will describe developmental changes adults encounter as they marry, become parents, and become grandparents.

What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages

10. What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages

Death, dying and the emotional responses one feels toward these topics are particularly challenging issues to address. Psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross proposed stages of emotional responses to death and dying. This lesson will present those five stages and also discuss common criticisms of Kubler-Ross's theory.

Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media

11. 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.

Sense of Self and Self-Socialization: The Development of Self-Views

12. Sense of Self and Self-Socialization: The Development of Self-Views

In this lesson, we will explore the sense of self, self-socialization, and the two social scientists who contributed to this field. We will examine Charles Cooley's theory of the Looking-Glass Self and George Herbert Mead's stages of play, game, and generalized other.

Types of Communication: Interpersonal, Non-Verbal, Written & Oral

13. Types of Communication: Interpersonal, Non-Verbal, Written & Oral

This lesson distinguishes between the various methods of communication used by managers, including interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, written communication and oral communication.

The Decision Making Process for Organizations

14. The Decision Making Process for Organizations

We will be discussing the formal decision making process for managers. The process will show you how to look at a problem and use a series of steps to address that problem. It is a key element of managerial decision making and one that is very practical for the business environment.

Common Biases and Judgment Errors in Decision Making

15. Common Biases and Judgment Errors in Decision Making

In order for companies to be successful they have to be able to learn from their mistakes. One way they can do that is to identify biases and errors that might occur during decision making.

Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance

16. Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance

Be it work, friends, or family, making a relationship work is hard. Creating a solid relationship isn't much easier. This lesson will point out the characteristics of solid relationships and some advice for developing and maintaining them.

Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication

17. Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication

Self-disclosure, listening, and nonverbal communication are three important conversation strategies people use. This lesson will discuss what they are, how they may be interpreted, and some tips for improving them.

Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations

18. Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations

Conflict can be solved in many ways. This lesson provides an overview of the different types of conflict resolution strategies, including avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, and collaboration.

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