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Below is a sample breakdown of the Social Relationship 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.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Ainsworth's Attachment Theory and infant development||Definition of attachment, how attachment influences development, theories of attachment|
The 'strange situation' test, types of attachment in infants
|Tuesday|| Infant attachment theory|
|Four stages of infant attachment, separation anxiety, stranger anxiety|
Attachment styles in adults, how they can change over time
|Wednesday|| Family systems theory|
Impact of parenting styles
|Definition of family systems theory, nuclear family, extended family, trends in family systems|
Four types of parenting, how teaching styles may be similar
|Thursday||The family cycle|
The impact of neglect and abuse on child development
|How developmental changes continue in adults through life events including marriage and parenthood|
Types of abuse, characteristics of abusers and the abused, the impact of abuse on development, including behavior, intelligence and emotions
|Friday|| Theories of aging and death|
Stages of dying
Grief and bereavement
|Damage theories, programmed theories, interaction of these theories|
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' five stages of dying, criticism of her model
Definition of grief and bereavement, reactions to death, bereavement patterns in infants and children
1. Attachment Theory: Definition & Criticism of Bowlby & Ainsworth's Theories
Relationships are built between two people. These meaningful bonds are critical for human development, and the most important type of relationship is that between child and parent or caregiver. This lesson will discuss attachment theory and the role of attachment on human growth and development.
2. The Strange Situation Test: Ainsworth's Attachment Theory for Infants
The attachment and bonds infants develop early in life play a critical role in their interactions with others as they grow. This lesson will introduce the Strange Situation experiment conducted by Mary Ainsworth and discuss the four infant attachment types identified through the experiment.
3. Infant Attachment Theory: 4 Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment
Relationships with others play a large role in our lives. These relationships start from birth and continue to develop through adulthood. This lesson will describe the stages of parent-infant attachment, define types of attachment anxiety experienced by infants and discuss the debate over which forms stronger attachments: food or comfort.
4. Attachment Styles: Positive/Negative, Fearful, Secure & More
Attachment and relationships between two people are established at birth and continue through adulthood. The attachment between two adults is no less important than the attachment between a parent and infant. This lesson will explore the attachment styles of adults and similarities between infant-parent attachment styles.
5. Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time
The term 'family' can have different definitions, such as a family of a mother, father, and children, or family units that consist of extended family members and friends. This lesson will define the family systems theory and explore various types of families, models of influence, and changing family trends.
6. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners
When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.
7. The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest
Once a person enters adulthood, the common belief is that development is nearly complete. However, marriage and children have a great impact on adult development. This lesson will describe developmental changes adults encounter as they marry, become parents, and become grandparents.
8. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development
A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.
9. Theories of Aging and Death: Programmed Theories vs. Damage Theories
We all grow old, and we all die. Let's explore the possible forces that are at work in this process. Is it predetermined how fast we will age and when we will die, or is it dependent on the amount of damage our cells are exposed to?
10. What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages
Death, dying and the emotional responses one feels toward these topics are particularly challenging issues to address. Psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross proposed stages of emotional responses to death and dying. This lesson will present those five stages and also discuss common criticisms of Kubler-Ross's theory.
11. Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief
Death is a term most are familiar with, but the underlying emotions and processes that accompany death are not. This lesson will define and detail the stages of grief and bereavement. In addition, this lesson will differentiate between the grief process of children and adults.
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