CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT THEORY



KEY CONCEPTS
APPLICATIONS
BIOLOGICAL CHANGES
1) Primary and Secondary
changes associated with
puberty.
2) Girls experience pubertal
changes earlier than boys.
3)Psychological preparedness.
Self awareness,
Coping with emotions,
Interpersonal
relationships,
Coping with stressors.
DEVELOPMENT OF
SOCIAL COGNITION
1) Understanding of self, others and
relationships.
2) Self evaluation and reflection.
3) Self worth and self efficacy.
Self awareness,
Empathy,
Interpersonal
relationships.
COGNITIVE
DEVELOPMENT
1) Making meaning from
experience and interaction.
2) The ability to manage complex
experiences or meanings, increases.
Decision making,
Critical thinking,
Problem solving.

Group 1: Faeid, Janet, Susan, Indira Chickree & Indira Bitna.