Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood


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Development is the process of _____ and _____ that everyone goes through.

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1. Aggression, where the focus is on getting what you want, but not on hurting others, is:

2. Why does physical bullying fall under the category of hostile aggression?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the three main types of aggression and the means to regulate that aggression. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the term denoting the process of growth and change everyone goes through, as well as the type of aggression involving a child trying to get what he or she wants without hurting others.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • The term denoting the process of change and growth within humans
  • Characteristics of hostile aggression
  • Traits of instrumental aggression
  • Features of relational aggression
  • Term for being able to control your own behaviors

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as development and relational aggression
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the main types of aggression seen in early childhood
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding early childhood emotion regulation and aggression and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ability to control one's own behavior

Additional Learning

To learn more about aggression in early childhood, review the corresponding lesson on Early Childhood Emotion Regulation and Aggression. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term development
  • Know the characteristics of instrumental aggression
  • Explain hostile aggression
  • Appreciate the features of relational aggression
  • Understand self-regulation and how it may be taught to children