Ch 10: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 10: Infancy & Childhood

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The Infancy & Childhood chapter of this Holt Psychology Principles in Practice Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with infancy and childhood. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Infancy & Childhood textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Infancy & Childhood chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the infancy and childhood topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Maturation and the stages of life
  • Creativity and intelligence in infants
  • Developmental continuity and discontinuity
  • Defining physical development
  • Reflexes in newborn infants
  • Sensory, motor and brain development by age two
  • Parent-infant attachment
  • Types and styles of attachment
  • Impact of parenting styles on learners
  • The impact of abuse and neglect
  • Child social development
  • Contributions of Piaget, Kohlberg and Gilligan

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15 Lessons in Chapter 10: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 10: Infancy & Childhood
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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.

What is Maturation? - Definition, Theory & Process

2. What is Maturation? - Definition, Theory & Process

Maturation refers to the ways in which we grow and develop throughout the lifespan. This lesson will discuss the various types of maturation, as well as an associated theory.

Infant Creativity and Intelligence

3. Infant Creativity and Intelligence

How is infant intelligence measured? In this lesson, you'll learn to recognize common measures of infant intelligence as well as what information these measures can provide.

Continuity and Discontinuity in Development

4. 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 Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

5. 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.

Identifying the Reflexes of Newborns

6. Identifying the Reflexes of Newborns

Reflexes allow babies to survive the first few years of life. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the major reflexes of infants, including those that indicate a healthy nervous system response and those designed to help a baby feed itself.

Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

7. Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

Babies grow and change so much in the first two years of life, and many of those changes are directly tied to the brain and its key functions. In this lesson, we'll look at brain, motor and sensory development in infants.

Infant Attachment Theory: 4 Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment

8. Infant Attachment Theory: 4 Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment

Relationships with others play a large role in our lives. These relationships start from birth and continue to develop through adulthood. This lesson will describe the stages of parent-infant attachment, define types of attachment anxiety experienced by infants and discuss the debate over which forms stronger attachments: food or comfort.

Attachment Styles: Positive/Negative, Fearful, Secure & More

9. Attachment Styles: Positive/Negative, Fearful, Secure & More

Attachment and relationships between two people are established at birth and continue through adulthood. The attachment between two adults is no less important than the attachment between a parent and infant. This lesson will explore the attachment styles of adults and similarities between infant-parent attachment styles.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

10. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

11. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

12. Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

The social development of children has a strong influence on self-esteem. In this lesson, we will explore the way children feel about themselves and look into several ways caretakers can improve a child's self-esteem.

Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

13. 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.

Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

14. 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.

Carol Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development

15. Carol Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development

How does one choose between right and wrong? Are there differences in moral development based on gender? Psychologist Carol Gilligan proposed a theory that highlights the differences between male and female moral development.

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