7. Developmental psychology
This chapter looks at the field of developmental psychology. This is done through the lenses of the biological, cognitive and sociocultural approaches.
Students study three general areas of developmental psychology: cognitive development, social development and identity development.
Each chapter is divided into smaller sections with quizzes to test for mastery of key vocabulary and "checking for understanding" questions with sample answers to check for broader conceptual understanding.
Chapter 7.1 Developing as a learner
This chapter looks at cognitive development over the period from birth to young adulthood and the parallel changes in the brain. The key topics of study are:
Chapter 7.2 Influences on cognitive and social development
This chapter examines classic theories of social development and then looks at how environmental and social factors have an overall effect on our development. The key topics of study are:
Chapter 7.3 Developing an identity
This final chapter looks at different aspects of our identity and how these develop over childhood and into adulthood. The key topics of study are: