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Ch 14: Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Help and Review

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The Psychosocial Development in Adolescence chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of psychosocial development in adolescence. 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 development in adolescence.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding identity theories or other topics related to psychosocial development in adolescence
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  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
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Students will review:

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

20 Lessons in Chapter 14: Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Help and Review
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Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to 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.

Erikson's Identity vs. Role Confusion in Adolescent Development

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.

James Marcia's Identity Theory: Understanding Adolescents' Search For Identity

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.

Cognitive Development in Adolescence: Piaget's Formal Operations Stage

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.

Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

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.

Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development 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.

Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development in Adolescent Girls

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.

Elkind's Theory of Adolescent Egocentrism

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.

Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

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.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

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.

Family Values and Relationships in Adolescence

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.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent 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.

Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence

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.

Life Situation Issues in Adolescence

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.

Stereotypes and Cultural Factors During Adolescence

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.

History of the Drinking Age

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.

Michigan Drinking Age History

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.

Massachusetts Drinking Age History

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.

History of the Driving Age

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.

Why Do People Bully?

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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