All resources in Human Development

Puberty Demo

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This demonstration will help you to discover the changes that take place during puberty and understand the science behind these changes.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Simulation

Lifespan Development

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Welcome to the study of human growth and development, commonly referred to as the “womb to tomb” course because it is the story of our journeys from conception to death. Human development is the study of how we change over time.  Although this course is offered in psychology, this is a very interdisciplinary course. Psychologists, nutritionists, sociologists, anthropologists, educators, and health care professionals all contribute to our knowledge of life span.

Material Type: Full Course, Textbook

Author: Linda Overstreet

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health

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The mission of the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) is to advance the effective use of public data on the status of children’s health and health-related services for children, youth and families in the United States. The DRC does this by providing hands-on access to national, state, and regional data findings from large population-based surveys. Data are collected from parents and thus contribute a much needed voice in the drive to improve the quality of health care for children and youth.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

How to practice safe sexting

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Sexting, like anything that's fun, runs its risks — but a serious violation of privacy shouldn't be one of them. Amy Adele Hasinoff looks at problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law and education, offering practical solutions for how individuals and tech companies can protect sensitive (and, ahem, potentially scandalous) digital files.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Amy Adele Hasinoff

Anatomy & Physiology

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You probably have a general understanding of how your body works. But do you fully comprehend how all of the intricate functions and systems of the human body work together to keep you healthy? This course will provide that insight. By approaching the study of the body in an organized way, you will be able to connect what you learn about anatomy and physiology to what you already know about your own body. By taking this course, you will begin to think and speak in the language of the domain while integrating the knowledge you gain about anatomy to support explanations of physiological phenomenon. The course focuses on a few themes that, when taken together, provide a full view of what the human body is capable of and of the exciting processes going on inside of it. Topics covered include: Structure and Function, Homeostasis, Levels of Organization, and Integration of Systems. Note: This free course requires registration

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Reading

6.5 Nerves, Hormones & Homeostasis

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6.5 Nerves, Hormones & Homeostasis |‎Cached SimilarEssential Biology 6.5 Nerves, Hormones and Homeostasis .........o0O0o. ... Tutorial and game from think-bank ..... Online Learning ... Creative Commons License

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Unit of Study

Author: Stephen Taylor

Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age

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What do you plan on doing with your one wild and precious life? Live it passionately. When do we get old? Society decides when we get old, usually around 65 they give us Medicare. We start aging at birth, we are aging right now. We all experience it differently. We all feel younger than our age cuz the spirit never dress. Aging is attitude and health Live passionately and presently in the moment. How can i will myself to be passionate at an old age, with an open heart. Say yes to life!!

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Julie Bradley

Why You Should Love Statistics

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Think you're good at guessing stats? Guess again. Whether we consider ourselves math people or not, our ability to understand and work with numbers is terribly limited, says data visualization expert Alan Smith. In this delightful talk, Smith explores the mismatch between what we know and what we think we know.

Material Type: Lecture

Confessions by St. Augustine

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Confessions is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was Confessions in Thirteen Books, and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit. It is generally considered one of Augustine's most important texts.

Material Type: Case Study, Reading

Author: St. Augustine

Still Face Experiment

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Using the "Still Face" Experiment, in which a mother denies her baby attention for a short period of time, director of UMass Boston's Infant-Parent Mental Health Program Ed Tronick describes how prolonged lack of attention can move an infant from good socialization, to periods of bad but repairable socialization. In "ugly" situations the child does not receive any chance to return to the good, and may become stuck.

Material Type: Case Study, Simulation

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

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Published on Feb 17, 2015 Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Tawny Youngblood