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Ch 7: MTLE Health: Human Development

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If you're looking for help in preparing for the section of the MTLE Health exam focused on human development, this chapter is the perfect study companion. You'll find simple-to-follow video lessons guided by professional instructors.

MTLE Health: Human Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter is your ticket to an effective study session for the portions of the MTLE Health exam that center on human development. Review lessons covering the following pertinent topics:

  • Components of human development
  • Behavioral, developmental, cognitive, constructivist, and social cognitive perspectives
  • Cognitive, emotional and social development
  • Physical development
  • Gender differences
  • Genetics and their interaction with environmental factors in human development
  • Impact of family history and genetics on health conditions
  • Role of culture, media and schools in development

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10 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTLE Health: Human Development
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What is Development? - Growth, Maturation & Learning

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.

Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

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.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

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.

What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

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.

Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

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.

Genetics: Heredity, Traits & Chromosomes

6. Genetics: Heredity, Traits & Chromosomes

We view manipulation of genes in our crops and livestock as a recent development. Yet, man has been manipulating the genetic makeup of his food for thousands of years through cultivation and breeding. This lesson will begin to help you understand how genetics works.

Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption

7. Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption

Are you destined to inherit your mother's penchant for collecting old postcards or your father's constant worry that something bad is about to happen? Find out with this lesson, which delves into the world of genetic and environmental behaviors and personality traits.

How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development

8. 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.

How Family History and Genetics Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

9. How Family History and Genetics Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

In this lesson, we will look at the influence that genetics has on us in terms of chronic, and sometimes lethal, diseases or conditions. We look briefly at how many individuals are born with predispositions to various conditions.

The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

10. The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

Everyone changes and grows throughout his or her life, but that change is influenced by many factors. In this lesson, we'll look at socioemotional development and how culture, school, and media, like television, impact it.

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