Cognitive Load Theory

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By Sarah Stevenson, MA- The Tini Yogini Educational psychologist John Sweller is the father of cognitive load theory (CLT), which describes the amount of effort and how much working memory one can hold at any one period of time (Sweller, 1988). CLT is based on the human information processing model that includes sensory memory, short-term… Continue reading Cognitive Load Theory

Emergence of Sexuality and Gender-Related Behavior During Adolescence

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini The adolescent stage is marked with dramatic changes brought on by puberty that affect each individual’s body and mind. This developmental period begins at around ages 10 to 12 years old and lasts until the young adult ages 18 to 22 (Santrock, 2016). Social-emotional learning begins to occur, and… Continue reading Emergence of Sexuality and Gender-Related Behavior During Adolescence

Stages of Moral Development

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Moral Development According to the American Psychological Association (APA, n.d.a), morality is “a system of beliefs or set of values relating to right conduct, against which behavior is judged to be acceptable or unacceptable.” Moral development begins in the mid to later part of a child’s maturity and includes… Continue reading Stages of Moral Development

Developing Thinking and Emotional Skills in Infants and Toddlers: What Can a Parent Do?

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini What Can I Do to Best Support My Child’s Language Development? There are several ways to environmentally support a child’s language development according to a behavioral perspective. Children learn quite simply by imitation, so they need a verbally rich atmosphere to develop linguistically. Parents play a huge role in… Continue reading Developing Thinking and Emotional Skills in Infants and Toddlers: What Can a Parent Do?