Ch 8: Social Development Through the Lifespan

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Feel confident that you understand social development through the lifespan by utilizing the bite-sized lessons, mini quizzes and practice exam in this chapter. These fun and effective study resources boost your knowledge while helping you prepare for an upcoming test.

Social Development Through the Lifespan - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter offer an in-depth examination of the ways people develop socially throughout their lives. Study various theories of social development, and examine expert perspectives on how people develop socially as infants, children, adolescents and adults. After reviewing the lessons, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Share various social development theories in human development and growth
  • Describe the development stages of self and temperament in infants
  • Discuss the development of self-esteem in children and identity in adolescents
  • Explain how adults develop self-concept
  • Describe Levinson's stages of adult development theory
  • Detail how gender differences impact social development
  • Identify different theories of moral development
  • Define Dodge's social information-processing model and discuss its five stages

Navigate the lessons in this chapter with ease by selecting your first then scrolling along the right-hand sidebar to choose others. Take the multiple-choice quiz with each lesson to assess your comprehension of the concepts it covers. A chapter exam is available to provide you with a broader review of social development through the lifespan. Any questions you have about topics explored in this chapter can be submitted to our experts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Social Development Through the Lifespan
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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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