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Human Development Theories & Processes - Chapter Summary
As you progress through this chapter, you'll learn about the theories, processes and stages of human growth and development. Follow along with our expert instructors to see how people develop physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially and morally. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain several theories related to human growth and development
- Outline the stages of human development from birth to late adulthood
- Differentiate between physical, cognitive, social and emotional development
- Trace the development of language in children
- Recognize the stages of moral development
The chapter includes multiple-choice quizzes that go over important terms and concepts from the lessons. You can submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help with the material. For your convenience, we've made the chapter available at any time and accessible on any device that has an Internet-connection.
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.
2. Human Development Stages From Infancy to Late Adulthood
Human development is a process that continues throughout our lives. This lesson will take a look at the progression of human development from infancy to late adulthood with all the stages in between.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Linguistics: Language Development in Children
How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.
6. What Is Moral Development? - Definition & Stages
How do we know the difference between right and wrong? This lesson will explore the stages of moral development, which is the process by which human beings develop the ability to distinguish between good and bad behaviors.
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