Ch 67: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Human Growth & Development

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Gain insights into the behavior, growth, development and thought patterns of adolescents through our Human Growth & Development chapter. Use this material as part of your overall study strategy for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam.

TExES Generalist EC-6: Human Growth & Development - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter discuss how young people make the transition from child to adult, how they discover and explore their own identities, face gender-related issues and more. The material presented here provides a solid foundation for the related sections of the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 test. The lessons include the information shown below:

  • Definition of social, cognitive and emotional development
  • Explanation of adolescent sexual development and growth
  • Adolescent gender identity and differences
  • How adolescents make decisions and why they take risks
  • Development of adolescent self-image and identity
  • Influence of family values, peers, and schools on adolescent development

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8 Lessons in Chapter 67: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Human Growth & Development
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What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

1. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

2. Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

In this lesson, explore the changes that take place during puberty. You will meet Dick and Jane as they experience these changes, and you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

3. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of growth and change. Some of these changes are different in boys and girls, though. In this lesson, we'll examine gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.

Gender Identity in Adolescent Development

4. Gender Identity in Adolescent Development

During adolescence, teens become more and more aware of their sexuality and what it means to be part of their gender. In this lesson, we'll explore how gender identity and sexual orientation develop in adolescence.

Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

5. Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

Teenagers often behave in reckless ways. But why? In this lesson, we'll look at how brain development leads to risky behaviors in adolescence, including the brain systems involved and the evolutionary reason for risk-taking in teenagers.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

6. 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.

Family Values and Relationships in Adolescence

7. Family Values and Relationships in Adolescence

During adolescence, teens begin to figure out who they are and what their beliefs are. In this lesson, we'll look at how family values and relationships with family members can influence adolescents' individual values and development.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

8. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.

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