About This Chapter
How it works:
- Begin your assignment or other human growth and development work.
- Identify the theoretical approaches to human growth and development concepts that you're stuck on.
- Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
- Press play, watch and learn!
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.
Who's it for?
This chapter of our Human Growth and Development Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about theoretical approaches and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:
- Struggle with understanding Freud's psychoanalytic theory, Erikson's stages of identity formation, classical and operant conditioning, Piaget's cognitive development theory, the nature versus nurture debate or any other theoretical approaches to human growth and development topic
- Have limited time for studying
- Want a cost effective way to supplement their social science learning
- Prefer learning social science visually
- Find themselves failing or close to failing their theoretical approaches to human growth and development unit
- Cope with ADD or ADHD
- Want to get ahead in their human growth and development course
- Don't have access to their social science teacher outside of class
Why it works:
- Engaging Tutors: We make learning about theoretical approaches to human growth and development simple and fun.
- Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
- Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live psychology tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
- Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about theoretical approaches to human growth and development on the go!
- Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and re-watch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.
- Discuss how nature and nurture influence gender differences.
- Examine the major human growth and development theories.
- Explore the differences between Freud's and Erikson's psychoanalytic theories.
- Compare and contrast classical and operant conditioning.
- List Piaget's stages of cognitive development.
- Learn about Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory of development.
- Understand the applications of evolutionary theory to learning.
- Take a look at Gottlieb's epigenetic psychobiological systems perspective.
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.
Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model Flashcards
You can access these flashcards to get familiar with Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory of development. Go over the different levels of this theory with these cards.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Determinism: Definition & Examples
This lesson goes over the philosophical concept of determinism, which argues that our lives are determined by a set of preexisting conditions that we have little control over. At the end, test your newfound knowledge with a quiz.
14. What Is Paradigm? - Definition, Development & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn what paradigms are and gain insight into how paradigms are used as an approach to sociological research. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with the supplemental quiz.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Human Growth and Development: Tutoring Solution course
- Human Growth & Development Research Methods: Tutoring Solution
- Genetic Influences on Development: Tutoring Solution
- Biological Development: Tutoring Solution
- Sensory and Perceptual Development: Tutoring Solution
- Cognition and Cognitive Development: Tutoring Solution
- Creativity and Intelligence Development: Tutoring Solution
- Language Development: Tutoring Solution
- Social Development: Tutoring Solution
- Social Relationship Development: Tutoring Solution
- Atypical Development: Tutoring Solution