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Types & Stages of Human Development - Chapter Summary
Let our instructors help you brush up on your knowledge of human cognitive, physical and social development. Find out more about key theories and their application to the classroom. In this chapter, lessons help you with the following objectives:
- Review the theories and stages of child development
- Discuss Piaget's stages of cognitive development
- Examine Vygotsky's cognitive development theory
- Describe cognitive development in children and adolescents
- Define physical development
- Discuss Erikson's eight stages of psychosocial development
- Explore the school's role in children's social and emotional development
These short, informative video lessons provide an effective way to review the types and stages of human development. The lessons appeal to both visual and auditory learners. You can re-watch the videos as often as you'd like to be sure you fully understand the information shared by our instructors. If reading the lesson materials would be helpful to you, be sure to take a look at the lesson transcripts. Lesson quizzes offer an additional way to test yourself on what you have learned from watching the videos.
1. What Is Child Development? - Definition, Theories & Stages
Child development is the period of physical, cognitive, and social growth that begins at birth and continues through early adulthood. This lesson discusses the theories, stages, and major milestones of child development and ends with a quiz to test what you have learned.
2. Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
How does a child's thinking change as she gets older? When does she learn about object permanence, conservation and abstract reasoning? You'll see that thought processes we take for granted as adults are actually important milestones in a child's cognitive development.
3. Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development
The role of culture and social interactions are imperative to cognitive development, according to psychologist, Lev Vygotsky. This lesson will discuss how social interactions play a role in cognitive development of children, provide an overview of Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory and describe the stages of speech and language development.
4. Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents
If you were to observe children growing into their teenage years, you would notice their thinking and understanding develops over time. In this lesson, you will learn about the specific stages of mental growth in children and adolescents as outlined by Jean Piaget.
5. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples
Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.
6. Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth
Erikson identified eight stages of psychosocial development, with each stage presenting a conflict that must be overcome. This lesson will discuss the conflict and growth associated with each stage of development.
7. Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications
Caring, volunteering, empathizing with others: these are all traits of moral and prosocial behavior. As children age, they develop such moral and prosocial behaviors and traits. This lesson will define these key terms and discuss ways to promote moral and prosocial behavior in the classroom.
8. The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development
Every parent knows how much school can influence a child. But in what ways is this influence positive? In this lesson, we'll examine how going to school can impact a child's development, including how children learn from each other and how motivation impacts achievement.
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