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Ch 9: Social Development Lesson Plans

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The Social Development chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the ways in which humans develop socially throughout the lifespan 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 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondaySocial development theories
Social development of infants
An overview of several theories, including trait, attachment, psychoanalytic and social learning theory
Development of a sense of self, temperament, goodness of fit
Tuesday Social development of children
Social development of adolescents
Development of self-esteem, what impacts self-esteem
Development of self-concept and identity status, what can impact identity
Wednesday Social development of adults
Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory
What contributes to self-concept in adults
Daniel Levinson's work on life stages and how adults change as they move through these stages
Thursday Impact of gender differences
Theories of moral development
How gender influences social development, definition of gender schema and gender consistency
An overview of several theories of moral development, including cognitive, psychoanalytic and evolutionary
Friday Dodge's social information-processing modelThe work of Kenneth Dodge and his stages of social information-processing

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Social Development Lesson Plans
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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.

Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

7. Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

How does one's gender impact behavior and interactions with others? Research has shown that men and women interact differently in social settings and society has ideas for what is appropriate male and female behavior.

The Different Theories of Moral Development

8. The Different Theories of Moral Development

How do our ideas of right and wrong come into being? There are a few theories that stand out in their explanation of moral development. These include: psychoanalytic theory, evolutionary theory and cognitive theories.

Dodge's Social Information-Processing Model: The Five Stages

9. Dodge's Social Information-Processing Model: The Five Stages

How do we understand our world and attribute meaning to it? There is a series of five stages that we go through cognitively when we face an event and decide to act on it. Kenneth Dodge called it a Social Information-Processing Model.

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