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Human Development - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors will help you learn about human growth, maturation and development, both physical and cognitive. Lessons cover various psychological perspectives on cognitive, social and emotional development, and physical development. You'll get information on gender and learn how genetics and the environment both play a role in development. These video lessons will teach you to:
- Discuss the importance of each type of development
- Understand perspectives of development, such as behavioral and humanistic, and name psychologists associated with them
- Identify skills related to social, cognitive and emotional development
- Define physical development
- Analyze nature vs. nurture in regards to gender roles
- Describe gene-environment interactions
Our expert instructors know how to make learning fun in these brief, engaging video lessons. You can even read through a transcript of the lesson if that's how you learn best. At the end of the lesson is a self-assessment quiz that lets you gauge your knowledge, and video tags that make it easy to jump back and review topics that need more study.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development
Everyone is different. But what makes a person unique? In this lesson, we'll examine the way genes and the environment affect who a person is, including looking at the nature vs. nurture debate and looking at how nature and nurture influence one another.
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