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Below is a sample breakdown of the Theories of Individual Social 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||Freud's theory of personality and social development||Id, ego and superego; stages of psychosexual development|
|Tuesday||Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development||Piaget's four stages of cognitive development|
|Wednesday||Kohlberg's theory of moral development|
Carol Gilligan's theory of moral development
|Kohlberg's four stages of moral development;|
How Gilligan's ideas differ from Kohlberg's and the role of gender in moral development
|Thursday||George Herbert Mead's theory of the looking glass self||Concept of 'me' and 'I'|
|Friday||Erik Erikson's theory of identity formation||Erikson's stages of psychosocial identity development throughout the human lifespan|
1. George Herbert Mead: The Self, ''Me'' & ''I''
How does one define self? This lesson will help answer that question by exploring the theory of self, differentiating between the concepts of 'me' and 'I' and describing the concept of looking-glass self.
2. Carol Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development
How does one choose between right and wrong? Are there differences in moral development based on gender? Psychologist Carol Gilligan proposed a theory that highlights the differences between male and female moral development.
3. 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?
4. Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples
Do you know who or what is behind the metaphorical angel and devil sitting on your shoulders, debating whether you should get up for a jog or hit the snooze button again? This lesson examines this type of internal debate by addressing Freud's work on the different sides of our conscious and unconscious selves - the id, the ego, and the superego.
5. Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
Jean Piaget developed a theory of cognitive development that described and explained the changes in logical thinking of children and adolescents. Within that theory, he identified four stages of cognitive development through which all learners must proceed. This lesson will introduce you to and differentiate between those stages.
6. Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
How do people learn to make morally sound decisions? To illustrate Kohlberg's levels of moral development, we'll follow Lauren as she makes difficult decisions.
7. Abstract Reasoning: Definition & Examples
Abstract reasoning involves flexible thinking, creativity, judgment, and logical problem solving. Learn more about abstract reasoning and how it differs from concrete reasoning from examples, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Social Loafing: Definition, Examples & Theory
Social loafing frequently occurs because certain individuals exert less effort than others and this can create an unhelpful group dynamic and individual response. Learn more about how social loafing occurs and what can be done to prevent it in this lesson.
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