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Below is a sample breakdown of the Theoretical Approaches to Human Growth and 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|| Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate; |
Human Growth and Development Theories;
Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality and Development
| The ways in which nature and nurture affect males and females; |
A look at learning and psychoanalytic theories;
A study of the id, ego and superego
|Tuesday|| Erikson's Stages of Identity Formation; |
Differences Between Freud Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences and Analysis
| A look at the 8 stages and their relationship to conflict resolution; |
The similarities and contrasts between the two famed psychologists
|Wednesday|| Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning: Differences and Examples; |
Albert Bandura: Social-Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning
| An exploration of respondent and instrumental conditioning; |
A look at the use of behavior models
|Thursday|| Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development; |
Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory of Development: Definition and Examples
| How intelligence in humans is encouraged, and how people develop the ability to reason; |
The influence of five environmental levels on human development
|Friday|| Evolutionary Theory's Applications to Learning; |
Gottlieb's Epigenetic Psychobiological Systems Perspective: Concepts and Definitions
| An exploration of evolutionary developmental psychology and its applications to human development; |
Contributors to human development that include the environment and genetics
1. Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate
Are boys better in math and science courses than girls? Are girls better at activities like dance? Gender stereotypes are abundant in society. Are these stereotypes based on real differences or perpetuated opinions? This lesson focuses on gender differences and the influence of nature versus nurture.
2. Human Growth and Development Theories
This lesson will give you an overview of the major human development theories. You will briefly examine their strengths and weaknesses and meet a few key figures from each theory.
3. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development
Learn how Sigmund Freud's theories helped shape our modern understanding of human motivation and personality development. Review key terms and take a quiz at the end of the lesson to test your knowledge.
4. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples
How do we form identities as we age and grow? To answer this question, Erik Erikson came up with eight stages of identity formation that revolve around conflict and resolution. Who are you, and who will you become after completing this lesson?
5. Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis
Differentiate between Freud's and Erikson's approaches to psychoanalytic theory in this lesson. You will examine and compare developmental stages side by side and have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
6. Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning: Differences and Examples
This lesson will compare classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Examples are provided and key terms associated with each type of learning are defined.
7. Albert Bandura: Social-Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning
A person's cognition, environment and behavior play important roles in learning new knowledge and skills. This lesson will focus on Albert Bandura's contributions to social learning and vicarious experiences.
8. Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development focuses on how learners interact with their environment to develop complex reasoning and knowledge. This lesson will focus on the six basic assumptions of that theory, including the key terms: assimilation, accommodation and equilibration.
9. Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory of Development: Definition & Examples
Learn about Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory in this lesson and explore the five levels of the environment that can influence human development.
10. Evolutionary Theory's Applications to Learning
In this lesson you will learn about evolutionary theory's application to instinctual learning and human development through natural selection. There is a quiz to test your knowledge at the end.
11. Gottlieb's Epigenetic Psychobiological Systems Perspective: Concepts & Definitions
Learn about the epigenetic psychobiological systems perspective and Gilbert Gottlieb's theory of probabilistic epigenesis. This theory will help you understand how development is dependent not only on your genes, but also neural activity, behavior and the environment.
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