What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?


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The study of how people's thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and relationships change as they grow is referred to as _____.

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1. Learning how to do multiplication is an example of _____.

2. How are social development and emotional development different?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments are useful for evaluating your understanding of cognitive, social & emotional development. You will be quizzed on the factors that influence development, as well as the terms that identify various forms of development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The field that studies changes in feelings, thoughts, relationships and behavior
  • The term that describes growth and changes in thinking skills
  • The concept associated with growth in personal interactions
  • The term that involves how people learn to understand feelings
  • Factors that influence development

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the different types of development
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the factors that influence development
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the field of study that examines human behavior and thoughts in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about cognitive, social and emotional development, take a look at a short video lesson called, What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development? This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the meaning of developmental psychology
  • Examine the aspects of cognitive development
  • Define the concept social development
  • Explain the meaning of emotional development
  • Examine the factors that influence development