Ch 6: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 5: Developing Through the Life Span

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The Developing Through the Life Span chapter of this Worth Publishers Psychology Companion Course helps students learn about cognitive, language, social and physical development from inancy to late adulthood. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Developing Through the Life Span textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Worth Publishers Developing Through the Life Span chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the developing through the life span topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Basics of developmental psychology
  • Overview of life span developmental psychology
  • Prenatal and infant development
  • Motor, sensory and brain development in the first two years of life
  • Jean Piaget's theory and stages of cognitive development
  • Lev Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development
  • Differences between Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories
  • Causes, signs and management of autism
  • Social development theories
  • Infant attachment theory
  • Parenting styles
  • Physical growth in adolescents
  • Cognitive development in children and adolescents
  • Social development in adolescents
  • Peers, schools and adolescent development
  • Kohlberg's theory of moral development in adolescence
  • Erik Erikson's stages of psychosocial development
  • Physical development in middle adulthood
  • Cognitive development in adults
  • Social development in adults
  • Contributors to life satisfaction in older adults
  • Life expectancy and life span
  • Reactions to death across the life span

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25 Lessons in Chapter 6: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 5: Developing Through the Life Span
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Developmental Psychology: Definition, Theorists & Types of Growth

1. Developmental Psychology: Definition, Theorists & Types of Growth

Why do we study psychological development? People change over their lifetimes, and developmental psychology helps us explore what changes and what stays the same. Learn about some of the big names in this field whose work and theories you'll explore in other lessons

Overview of Life Span Developmental Psychology

2. Overview of Life Span Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychology studies the way people change and grow. In this lesson, we'll look at the principles of how people develop across the life span, including multidimensionality, multidirectionality, and plasticity.

Prenatal Development & Psychology: Stages & Abnormal Development

3. Prenatal Development & Psychology: Stages & Abnormal Development

How is prenatal development related to psychology? How are minds forming in the womb still linked to the outside environment? This lesson explores the stages of prenatal development and a mother's ability to affect her unborn child.

Studying Infant Development in Psychology: Experiments, Instincts & Abilities

4. Studying Infant Development in Psychology: Experiments, Instincts & Abilities

Watch babies brave heights at the insistence of their smiling mothers! You'll learn how instinct and attachment can help infants explore their environments through the visual cliff experiments.

Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

5. Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

Babies grow and change so much in the first two years of life, and many of those changes are directly tied to the brain and its key functions. In this lesson, we'll look at brain, motor and sensory development in infants.

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

6. 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.

Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

7. 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.

Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

8. 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.

Differences between Piaget & Vygotsky's Cognitive Development Theories

9. Differences between Piaget & Vygotsky's Cognitive Development Theories

Two of the most recognized cognitive psychologists, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky, developed theories that addressed cognitive development and learning among children and adolescents. While there are similarities between the two theories, differences exist, and those differences are critical to the understanding and application of the theories in educational settings. This lesson will highlight those major differences.

Autism: Causes, Signs, and Management

10. Autism: Causes, Signs, and Management

In this lesson, we'll go over a well-known neurodevelopmental condition called autism, its symptoms, and possible treatments. We'll also discuss a huge controversy that erupted regarding autism and its link to vaccines and whether that link is valid or not.

Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

11. Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

There are various theories on the social development of children. In this lesson, we will follow Sally as she meets with different psychologists, learning and differentiating between three of the most popular theories: psychoanalytic, social learning and attachment.

Infant Attachment Theory: 4 Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment

12. Infant Attachment Theory: 4 Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment

Relationships with others play a large role in our lives. These relationships start from birth and continue to develop through adulthood. This lesson will describe the stages of parent-infant attachment, define types of attachment anxiety experienced by infants and discuss the debate over which forms stronger attachments: food or comfort.

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

13. Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

How do parenting styles differ from one another, and which are most effective? You'll follow expectant parents, Mary and Larry, as they walk their neighborhood and try to learn from other parents.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

14. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

15. 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.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

16. Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

Adolescents often go through a process of discovering what they believe and who they are. In this lesson, we will examine how a teenager develops his or her self concept and identity. We will also take a look at common factors that influence a teen's identity.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

17. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.

Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development in Adolescence

18. Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development in Adolescence

The way people think about what is right and what is wrong changes as they grow up. Watch this lesson to find out about Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development, including what it is and its main stages of morality.

Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

19. 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.

Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

20. Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

Middle age comes with many new physical challenges, from wrinkles to hearing loss to weight gain. This lesson examines many of the signs of aging that are common in middle adulthood and how people can fight middle age weight gain.

Cognitive Development in Adults

21. Cognitive Development in Adults

As people age, they discover that their thought processes change. Though some cognitive abilities decrease in middle age, some increase. In this lesson, we'll look at how executive functioning and wisdom increase in middle age.

Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

22. Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

How would an adult think about his or her self-concept? In this lesson, we'll take a look at what makes up self-concept in adulthood, its changes over time, and how it relates to self-esteem and self-image.

Life Satisfaction Among Older People: Definition & Contributing Factors

23. Life Satisfaction Among Older People: Definition & Contributing Factors

In this lesson, we will discuss what life satisfaction is and what contributes to it both positively and negatively. We also look at how these influences come and go with age.

Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

24. Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

Everyone wants to live forever, but the truth is that we all have only a limited time to be alive. In this lesson, we'll look at life expectancy and life span, as well as factors that can influence how long a person lives.

Reactions to Death Across the Life Span

25. Reactions to Death Across the Life Span

In this lesson we will explore the reactions many people have to their impending mortality. In here we take a basic definition of death and examine the anxiety and attitudes people have about death.

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