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Ch 10: Social Relationship Development

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Watch video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to learn about the different aspects of social relationship development. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Social Relationship Development - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Social relationships are based on how we interact with others. There are many theories that you will learn about in this chapter that explain some of the relationships you have in life. For example, you will take a look at how your experiences as an infant may have shaped who you are today. Our instructor will also tackle things like family systems and how they've changed throughout time, how people cope with death and bereavement and the different parenting styles people adopt. You'll learn how people deal with these types of situations and see that people may react to things, like parenthood and the death of a loved one, in different ways. Some of the other things you may learn in this chapter include:

  • How attachment affects development in children
  • The types of parenting styles
  • Adult development
  • The effects of abuse and neglect on development
  • Aging theories
  • The stages of grief

VideoObjective
Attachment Theory: Definition & Criticism of Bowlby & Ainsworth's Theories Study attachment theory and how it affects development.
The Strange Situation Test: Ainsworth's Attachment Theory for Infants Discover the details of this test, and learn about the four types of infant attachment.
Infant Attachment Theory: 4 Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment Explore the four stages of parent-infant attachment.
Attachment Styles: Positive/Negative, Fearful, Secure & More Examine the attachment styles.
Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time Analyze the changing family system.
Impact of Parenting Styles of Different Styles of Learners Learn more about how parenting style impacts learning.
The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest Find out more about adult development and how it brings about important life changes.
The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development Discover how child growth and development can be impacted by abuse and neglect.
Theories of Aging and Death: Programmed Theories vs. Damage Theories Examine the difference between programmed theories and damage theories of aging and death.
What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubbler-Ross's 5 Stages Explore the five stages of dying theory.
Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief Go over the definition of grief and bereavement, and study the patterns and stages of each process.

11 Lessons in Chapter 10: Social Relationship Development
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Attachment Theory: Definition & Criticism of Bowlby & Ainsworth's Theories

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.

The Strange Situation Test: Ainsworth's Attachment Theory for Infants

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.

Infant Attachment Theory: 4 Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment

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.

Attachment Styles: Positive/Negative, Fearful, Secure & More

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.

Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time

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.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

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.

The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest

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.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

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.

Theories of Aging and Death: Programmed Theories vs. Damage Theories

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?

What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages

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.

Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief

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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