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- Explain attachment theory.
- List the four types of infant attachment.
- Become familiar with the different attachment styles.
- Describe the family systems theory.
- Examine the four types of parenting styles.
- Explain how different stages of the family cycle affect adult development.
- Understand how abuse and neglect affect child growth and development.
- Discuss the different theories of aging and death.
- Describe Kubler-Ross's five stages of dying.
- Take a look at the stages of grief and patterns of bereavement.
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.
12. Internal Working Model: Definition & Explanation
From the relationship with your parents and caregivers, you learn how to love, hate, trust, treat strangers, and anticipate outcomes to various situations. This concept is called internal working model and is a key aspect of Bowlby's attachment theory.
13. Life Expectancy: Definition & Calculations
Life expectancy for a person in Western Europe is dramatically different than it is for a person in rural Africa. Learn about factors such as nationality that affect the length of one's life and explore how this figure is calculated.
14. Mary Ainsworth: Theory & Biography
Mary Ainsworth is a pivotal figure in psychology. She invented one of the most widely used assessment tools for discovering a child's attachment style. Learn about her life and how she contributed to attachment theory, and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
15. Sociogram: Definition & Examples
A sociogram is a visual representation or map of the relationships between individuals. Learn more about sociograms from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.
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