George Herbert Mead's Stages of Self and Development in Toddlers


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The part of the self that is spontaneous, self-centered, and creative is the:

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1. Jill is about to enter a subway station late at night. She notices that no one's watching the turnstile, but she decides to pay as she enters regardless. What part of the self likely drove this decision?

2. Why do babies mirror the activities of the people around them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools are a fast and easy way to test your understanding of George Mead's theory concerning the stages of self and development in toddlers. You will be quizzed on features of the two different parts of the self and characteristics of the stages of development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Part of the self that is spontaneous, self-centered, and creative
  • Aspect of the self that acts as the social conscience
  • Stage of self babies are in when they mirror the activities of those around them
  • When babies understand that things can be represented by other things they are in this stage
  • Stage in which a toddler begins to explore relationships between people

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about early child development in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main stages
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mead's parts of the self

Additional Learning

To learn more about child development, review the related lesson called George Herbert Mead's Stages of Self and Development in Toddlers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define self development
  • Differentiate between the two different parts of the self
  • Discuss the four stages of self in infants and young children