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- Discuss psychoanalytic theory, social learning theory and trait theory.
- Explore the stages of self and temperament in infants.
- Explain how self-esteem develops in children.
- Describe identity development in adolescents.
- List the factors that contribute to self-concept in adults.
- Become familiar with Levinson's stages of adult development theory.
- Understand how gender differences affect social development.
- Examine the various theories of moral development.
- Name the stages of Dodge's social information-processing model.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. Generation Gap: Definition, Causes & Effects
Have you ever had trouble understanding people from different generations? If so, you have experienced a generation gap. Learn more about generation gap, its causes, and effects. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.
11. Generation X: Definition & Characteristics
In this lesson, you will learn how social scientists define a generation. Discover who is a part of Generation X and what characteristics set them apart from other generations.
12. Intergenerational Mobility: Definition & Concept
Intergenerational mobility refers to changes in social status between different generations within the same family. Learn more about intergenerational mobility from examples.
13. Interpersonal Interaction: Skills & Definition
Everything you do with and around others is considered interpersonal interaction. This lesson discusses situations of interpersonal interactions and the skills involved during those interactions.
14. Range of Tolerance: Definition & Factors
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of range of tolerance in the sociological perspective and will briefly review what it is in biology. You will be given examples and a brief quiz to test your knowledge.
15. Systems Theories in Psychology: Definition & Concepts
This lesson will describe systems theory, its history as a response to mechanistic scientific approaches, and some of its applications to psychology and therapy.
16. The Preoperational Stage of Development: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn how young children do not have the cognitive ability to understand changes in perspective or viewpoint. Find out more about the characteristics of this stage of brain development.
17. The Psychology of Guilt: Definition & Concept
This lesson defines the concept of guilt, explains how it can be formed, and gives an everyday example of how the concept is seen in our daily lives. When you're finished reading, test what you learned with a quiz.
18. What are Personal Skills? - Definition, Development & Examples
Personal skills are things we are good at - our strengths, abilities, and attributes. This lesson gives an in-depth definition and examples that will help you better understand your own selling points.
19. What is Maturation? - Definition, Theory & Process
Maturation refers to the ways in which we grow and develop throughout the lifespan. This lesson will discuss the various types of maturation, as well as an associated theory.
20. What Is Tolerance? - Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson you will learn what tolerance is and how it weaves itself throughout our society. Also, you will gain an understanding of how tolerance is used in many different areas of life from a personal perspective to a national perspective.
21. Age of Consent: Definition, History & Laws
The age of consent is when a person is considered legally able to agree to engage in sexual intercourse. This lesson is a brief overview of the definition, history, and laws pertaining to the age of consent.
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