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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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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