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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a psychosocial development in adolescence unit of a standard life span developmental psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Transformations in sense of self from childhood to adolescence
- Cognitive development in adolescence
- Kohlberg's theory of moral development
- Risk-taking and decision-making behaviors in adolescence
- Social development in adolescence
1. Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence
In this lesson, we will be exploring James Marcia's theory of identity in relation to the sense of self changing from childhood to adolescence. You'll study the four ways in which children navigate their identities into adolescence: foreclosure, moratorium, achievement, and diffusion.
2. Erikson's Identity vs. Role Confusion in Adolescent Development
Adolescents often rebel against their parents and try out new and different things. In this lesson, we'll look at Erik Erikson's theory of adolescent development, including how resolving a psychosocial crisis can lead to fidelity in interpersonal relationships.
3. James Marcia's Identity Theory: Understanding Adolescents' Search For Identity
Do you really know what you want out of life or what your political and religious beliefs are? The psychologist James Marcia suggested that there are four identity statuses, or stages, in developing who we are as individuals. These stages are achievement, moratorium, foreclosure, and diffusion. This lesson covers Marcia's theory and each identity status.
4. Cognitive Development in Adolescence: Piaget's Formal Operations Stage
As children grow into teenagers, they become better at higher level thinking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at the formal operations stage of psychologist Jean Piaget's cognitive development theory to learn how adolescents think.
5. Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence
Adolescence is a period of great change. Changes in the way teenagers think can cause them to do things like argue with adults. Watch this lesson for more information on the cognitive changes that occur in adolescence.
6. Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development in Adolescence
The way people think about what is right and what is wrong changes as they grow up. Watch this lesson to find out about Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development, including what it is and its main stages of morality.
7. Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development in Adolescent Girls
Morality views can change throughout the lifespan. But are these changes different for boys and girls? In this lesson, we'll examine critiques of Kohlberg's theory of moral development as well as Gilligan's alternative theory.
8. Elkind's Theory of Adolescent Egocentrism
Parents of teenagers often complain that their kids are self-centered. In this lesson, we'll examine psychologist David Elkind's theory of adolescent egocentrism, including what it is and how it impacts the way teenagers think.
9. Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence
Teenagers often behave in reckless ways. But why? In this lesson, we'll look at how brain development leads to risky behaviors in adolescence, including the brain systems involved and the evolutionary reason for risk-taking in teenagers.
10. Social Development of Adolescents: Identity
Adolescents often go through a process of discovering what they believe and who they are. In this lesson, we will examine how a teenager develops his or her self concept and identity. We will also take a look at common factors that influence a teen's identity.
11. Family Values and Relationships in Adolescence
During adolescence, teens begin to figure out who they are and what their beliefs are. In this lesson, we'll look at how family values and relationships with family members can influence adolescents' individual values and development.
12. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development
Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.
13. Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence
Adolescence is a time of lots of changes, which can cause a lot of stress in a teen's life. In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment and maladaptive behaviors in adolescence, including how each manifests in teens' lives.
14. Life Situation Issues in Adolescence
Adolescence can be a difficult time, but some teens face life situations that can make it more difficult. Watch this lesson to find out how emancipation and part-time work affect adolescents' lives and the positives and negatives of each.
15. Stereotypes and Cultural Factors During Adolescence
Adolescence is a unique time in a person's life. But not every teen experiences adolescence in the same way. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the stereotypes about adolescents and the way that a teen's culture can influence how he or she acts.
16. History of the Drinking Age
Currently, the drinking age in all states is 21, but this is a relatively recent development. In many places, the legal drinking age was 18 up until the early 1980s.
17. Michigan Drinking Age History
For most of the time that Michigan has had a legal drinking age, it has been 21. It was lowered to 18 in the 1970s following the lowering of the voting age, but Michigan was the first to raise it back in response to an increase in drunk driving accidents.
18. Massachusetts Drinking Age History
The minimum drinking age has been a topic of debate throughout history, but what this means changes from state to state. In this lesson, we'll look at the history of the drinking age in the state of Massachusetts.
19. History of the Driving Age
The debate over the proper driving age in the United States is a long one. In this lesson, we'll talk about this long history and see how the driving age got to the limit it's at today.
20. Why Do People Bully?
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior that is often associated with children but definitely occurs with adults as well. So why does this happen to both? This lesson goes over many of the reasons for why children and adults bully others.
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- Help & Review for Physical & Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
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- Physical Development in Late Adulthood: Help and Review
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