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Ch 17: Social Development: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Social Development unit of this High School Psychology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about social development at various stages of life. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about stages of social development. There is no faster or easier way to learn about social development. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about social development theories, stages of self-concept at various ages, Levinson's stages of adult development theory and self-esteem.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Social Development unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Social Development Unit Objectives:

  • Define and know the difference between psychoanalytic theory, trait theory and social learning theory
  • Explain temperament and the 'stages of self'
  • Examine self-esteem in children
  • Look at self-concepts and what influences identity in adolescents
  • Learn what contributes to self-concept in adults
  • Explore Levinson's Adult Development Theory

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Social Development: Homeschool Curriculum
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Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

1. Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

There are various theories on the social development of children. In this lesson, we will follow Sally as she meets with different psychologists, learning and differentiating between three of the most popular theories: psychoanalytic, social learning and attachment.

Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

2. Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

When do infants start gaining self-awareness? We will explore the stages infants go through as they increase their knowledge of themselves. We will also look into the typical temperaments of infants.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

3. Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

The social development of children has a strong influence on self-esteem. In this lesson, we will explore the way children feel about themselves and look into several ways caretakers can improve a child's self-esteem.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

4. 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.

Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

5. Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

How would an adult think about his or her self-concept? In this lesson, we'll take a look at what makes up self-concept in adulthood, its changes over time, and how it relates to self-esteem and self-image.

Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory

6. Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory

There has been a lot of talk about the development of children. But, do people continue to develop into their adult years? Psychologist Daniel Levinson thought so. In this lesson, we will look into his seven stages of adult development.

Chapter Practice Exam
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