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Ch 8: Help & Review for Cognitive & Psychosocial Development in Infants & Toddlers

About This Chapter

The Psychosocial and Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of psychosocial and cognitive development in infancy and toddlerhood. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of psychosocial and cognitive development in infancy and toddlerhood.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering life span developmental psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn life span developmental psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the stages of development related to information processing, language and temperament
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about psychosocial and cognitive development in infancy and toddlerhood
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Psychosocial and Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Psychosocial and Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on psychosocial or cognitive development in infancy and toddlerhood. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a psychosocial and cognitive development in infancy and toddlerhood unit of a standard life span developmental psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Habituation
  • Stages of language development
  • The effects of abuse and neglect on child development
  • Pros and cons of daycare
  • Emotional expression in infancy and toddlerhood

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: Help & Review for Cognitive & Psychosocial Development in Infants & Toddlers
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Habituation: Attention in Children

1. Habituation: Attention in Children

As infants grow, they learn how to pay attention to the things that are most important. In this lesson, we'll look at the attentional processes of infants, including the key concepts of habituation and dishabituation.

Infant Cognitive Development: Sensorimotor Stage & Object Permanence

2. Infant Cognitive Development: Sensorimotor Stage & Object Permanence

Jean Piaget's theory of development includes the sensorimotor stage, which happens in the first two years of life. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the important cognitive developments that occur during that stage.

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.

Memory and Information Processing in Infants

4. Memory and Information Processing in Infants

The way adults think is vastly different from the way that children think. In this lesson, we'll explore cognitive development and look at how infants begin to think like adults, including the concepts of information processing and memory.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

5. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

6. Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

Language development is a long process, and there are many types of speech that babies take part in. This lesson explores language development and some key types of speech, including child-directed speech, syncretic speech, and telegraphic speech.

Jerome Kagan's Research on Temperament in Toddlers

7. Jerome Kagan's Research on Temperament in Toddlers

Why are some people outgoing while others are shy? That's a key question that psychologist Jerome Kagan addressed in his studies on temperament. Watch this video for more information on Kagan's research on temperament in toddlers.

George Herbert Mead's Stages of Self and Development in Toddlers

8. George Herbert Mead's Stages of Self and Development in Toddlers

When a baby is first born, he doesn't seem to have a sense of who he is, but that changes as he grows. In this lesson, we'll look at George Herbert Mead's research on how people develop a sense of self in the first few years of life.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

9. 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.

The Pros & Cons of Day Care: Characteristics & Outcomes

10. The Pros & Cons of Day Care: Characteristics & Outcomes

Parents have many options for child care, including sending the child to day care. Watch this video to find out some of the advantages and disadvantages of sending a child to day care.

Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

11. Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

In the first two years of life, a baby goes through many big changes. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the emotional changes that occur in infants, including important milestones in socioemotional development.

Anne Treisman & Feature Integration Theory

12. Anne Treisman & Feature Integration Theory

Need an easy tip for finding your friend in a crowd? In this lesson, you will learn about Anne Treisman's feature integration theory and how your attention is like a spotlight that can become wider or more focused.

Anger Management Techniques for Children

13. Anger Management Techniques for Children

In this lesson, you will learn the symptoms of anger as well as a variety of tasks for anger management for children. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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