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Ch 19: Social Development in Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Social Development in Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach multiple stages of social growth and identity factors in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Social Development in Psychology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Social development theories Attachment theory, the unconscious, Freud's psychosexual stages of development, trait theory, social learning (observational learning) theory
Tuesday Social development of infants and children Self-awareness, easy, feisty, slow to warm; self-confidence, attention, feeling important, independence, encouraging communication
Wednesday Social development of adolescents Identity diffusion, foreclosure, achievement and moratorium
Thursday Social development of adults Rational, collective and individual self, self-image, congruence, incongruence
Friday Levinson's stages of adult development theory Life structure, Stable Period, Transitional Period, the seven stages, dream formation, introspection

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Social Development in Psychology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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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Practice Final Exam
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