To review the basic concepts of seven major types of theories that
have guided research in the study of human development
physical maturation - impact of early and late maturing
on self concept and social relationships
romantic and sexual relationshi
To clarify the role of friendship in helping children to learn to take the point of
view of others, be sensitive to the norms and pressures of the peer group,
and experience closeness in relationships
Very Old Age
Physical changes - challenges for
continued psychosocial well being
Psychohistorical perspective on time and
Lifestyle structure for the very oldesp.
living arrangements and gender rol
Maintaining a vital intimate relationship
Expansion of caring :
parent and adult child
caring for ones aging parents
Management of the household
Work as a context for development
(Ages 2 and 3)
What are kids this age like?
What are they doing physically?
How are they thinking?
How are they feeling (emotionally)?
How are they interacting with others
(friends, parents, etc.)?
To define the general concept of theory and
explain how one makes use of theory to increase
To define the six basic concepts of psychosocial
To describe the process of gender identification during early
school age and its importance for the way a child interprets
his or her experiences
To describe the process of early moral development,