This is part 2 of the 2 parter on human development. This post focuses on social development, which are changes in interpersonal thought, feeling and behaviour throughout the life span. We will journey through the different relationships people form throughout life, from intimate attachments in infancy through to adulthood, to sibling and peer relationships; the development of beliefs and feelings about themselves and others; and the way these beliefs and feelings about themselves and others; and the way these beliefs and feelings are expressed in different social contexts.
By the end of this post on Psychology 101, you should be able to:
- Explain the importance of attachment in early development
- Describe the socialisation process
- Describe the role of peer relationships in social development
- Explain how social cognition develops across the life span
- Distinguish between the different theories of moral development
- Describe how social development continues throughout life.