Ch 15: Issues in Human Development

About This Chapter

This chapter provides you with the opportunity to watch brief and interesting videos and quizzes about emotional disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It will enable you to brush up on the concepts associated with issues in human development.

Issues in Human Development - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll view entertaining video lessons about subjects like latchkey children and social problems in childhood. Once you are finished viewing the lessons, you can see how much information you've retained by taking a short quiz about the definition of social norms in infants or the effects of developmental abnormalities in children. After completing this chapter, you will have covered the following topics:

  • Definition and diagnosis of abnormal human development
  • Social norms in infants, children and adults
  • Social problems in childhood
  • Effects of developmental abnormalities in children
  • Behavioral and emotional disorders
  • Stress and adjustment difficulty in middle childhood
  • Latchkey children
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Advanced cognitive development
  • Mood, eating, anxiety, and substance related disorders

One of the best parts about this study guide is that you can use the links below the videos to revisit certain topics in them. Studying on the go is not a problem, because you can print the worksheets along with their answer keys. Our instructors are available to answer any questions that may come up as you move through the chapter.

15 Lessons in Chapter 15: Issues in Human Development
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Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

1. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.

Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

2. Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

How do you diagnose something that you can't see? That's the problem faced by psychologists. This lesson will show you the tool they use to help diagnose their patients.

What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

3. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

4. Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

Children grow and develop in many ways. But sometimes issues at home or school can get in the way of development. In this lesson, we'll look at some issues that might contribute to developmental problems in a child's life.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

5. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

6. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.

Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood

7. Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood

Childhood can be a stressful time. But what causes children to feel stress, and how can they deal with it? Watch this lesson to find out what factors impact how much stress a child feels, and what properties of resilience allow children to deal with stress.

Adjustment Difficulty in Middle Childhood

8. Adjustment Difficulty in Middle Childhood

What happens when a child has social or emotional problems? In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment issues in middle childhood, including anxiety, school phobia and depression, and what parents can do to help their children.

Latchkey and Self-Care Children in Middle Childhood

9. Latchkey and Self-Care Children in Middle Childhood

Latchkey kids have to take care of themselves when they are home alone. But is this a good thing or a bad thing? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of self-care in middle childhood.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

10. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.

Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

11. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.

Mood Disorders: Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

12. Mood Disorders: Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

Does feeling sad automatically mean someone is depressed? Are there different kinds of depression? What are mood disorders? This lesson will take a look at the answers to those questions.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

13. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

14. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

When do we cross the boundary between natural worry and the debilitating types of anxiety associated with disorders? In this lesson, you'll explore some common anxiety disorders and their potential causes.

Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

15. Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

Many people have a drink now and then, but how do you know if you have a substance-related disorder? This lesson will help you learn the difference between just having a drink and having an actual problem.

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