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AP Psychology:  Unit IX Developmental Psychology

AP Psychology: Unit IX Developmental Psychology

Author: Leah Kurtz
Description:
  • Discuss the interaction of nature and nurture (including cultural variations) in the determination of behavior.
  • Explain the process of conception and gestation, including factors that influence successful fetal development (e.g., nutrition, illness, substance abuse).
  • Discuss maturation of motor skills.
  • Describe the influence of temperament and other social factors on attachment and appropriate socialization.
  • Explain the maturation of cognitive abilities (e.g., Piaget’s stages, information processing).
  • Compare and contrast models of moral development (e.g., Kohlberg, Gilligan).
  • Discuss maturational challenges in adolescence, including related family conflicts.
  • Characterize the development of decisions related to intimacy as people mature.
  • Predict the physical and cognitive changes that emerge as people age, including steps that can be taken to maximize function.
  • Describe how sex and gender influence socialization and other aspects of development.
  • Identify key contributors in developmental psychology (e.g., Mary Ainsworth, Albert Bandura, Diana Baumrind, Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Carol Gilligan, Harry Harlow, Lawrence Kohlberg, Konrad Lorenz, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky).

In this unit, you will view the video and PowerPoint, then take a short quiz to assess your understanding of the materials.

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Tutorial

CrashCourse Psychology: The Growth of Knowledge

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

CrashCourse Psychology: Adolescence

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Unit IX: Developmental Psychology - Part 1

Unit IX: Developmental Psychology - Part 2