Ch 8: Theories of Individual Social Development: Intro to Sociology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Theories of Individual Social Development chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach influential theories of social development through the lifespan in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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.

DayTopicsKey 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 developmentPiaget's four stages of cognitive development
WednesdayKohlberg'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 selfConcept of 'me' and 'I'
FridayErik Erikson's theory of identity formationErikson's stages of psychosocial identity development throughout the human lifespan

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Theories of Individual Social Development: Intro to Sociology Lesson Plans
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George Herbert Mead: The Self, ''Me'' & ''I''

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.

Carol Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development

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.

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

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?

Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples

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.

Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

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.

Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

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.

Abstract Reasoning: Definition & Examples

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.

Social Loafing: Definition, Examples & Theory

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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