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What is Self-Concept in Early Childhood?

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Which of the following statements about Erik Erikson's theory of self concept development is true?

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1. Which of the following age categories is likely to be experiencing a development of self concept that Erikson called industry vs. inferiority?

2. Which of the following age categories is likely to be experiencing a development of self concept that Erikson called trust vs. mistrust?

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Measure your understanding of how children develop concept of self with this convenient quiz and worksheet. You can take this multiple-choice quiz on a computer or mobile device.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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  • Erik Erikson's theory of self concept development
  • Age category likely to experience a development of self concept called 'Industry vs. Inferiority'
  • Which age category will likely experience the 'Trust vs. Mistrust' development of self concept
  • Ages when the 'Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt' concept is experienced
  • Age category likely to develop their self concept through a stage of 'Initiative vs. Guilt'

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  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about self-concept and early childhood
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Erik Erikson's theory of self concept development and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various stages of self concept development

Additional Learning

Delve further into this topic by reviewing the related lesson titled What is Self-Concept in Early Childhood? Here's a snapshot of some of what the lesson covers:

  • Why it's important for children to have secure attachments to trusted adults
  • The beginning of independence in children
  • How adults can help children develop self-esteem
  • Why a child should not be called a 'good girl' or a 'bad boy'
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