Describe each of the three domains of development (physical, cognitive, and psychosocial) and provide an example of each.
Following theories and discuss why you agree or disagree with this theory. You can use one of the other theories to support your position.
Psychosocial stages of development (Erikson)
Think back on your high school years. Discuss how you have developed since then; cognitively, physically, and psychosocially.
Identify three personal goals. Now, review Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Describe Maslow’s theory, and explain how your goals either align or do not align with his theory. Provide specific details to demonstrate your knowledge of Maslow’s theory.
Issues related to sexual orientation have been at the forefront of the current political landscape. What do you think about the legalization of same-sex marriage? Be sure to use appropriate language and discuss your position based on what you learned in this lesson.
Schools often use concrete rewards to increase adaptive behaviors. How might this be a disadvantage for students intrinsically motivated to learn? How do grades on assignments impact your learning?
Compare and contrast situational influences and dispositional influences and give an example of each. Explain how situational influences and dispositional influences might explain inappropriate behavior.
Name and describe at least three social roles you have adopted for yourself. Why did you adopt these roles? What are some roles that are expected of you, but that you try to resist?
Consider recent news stories on race and sex. Some people are more willing to openly display prejudice regarding sexual orientation than prejudice regarding race and gender, or maybe the other way around; some people are more willing to openly display prejudice regarding race than prejudice towards sexual orientation. Speculate why this might be. Use what you learned in this lesson to support your response.
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