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Ch 27: Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development

About This Chapter

Recall the info you have learned about cognitive, social and emotional development by looking at this chapter. Use lesson quizzes to measure your knowledge of these three types of development, and read the transcripts to review key vocabulary words.

Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development - Chapter Summary

If you are looking for a way to get re-familiar with cognitive, social and emotional development processes, examine the materials in this chapter. The available video lessons provide insight into such topics as the stages and the theories of child development, the physical growth patterns of adolescents, early adulthood health and physical development, and more. You'll learn about early childhood physical development, gender differences, and the temperament of infants. Other topics addressed in this chapter include:

  • Definitions of emotional, social, and cognitive development
  • Brain, sensory, and motor development during ages 0-2 years
  • Adolescent and child cognitive development
  • Self-esteem and child social development
  • Differences in gender in adolescent development
  • Early adulthood cognitive development and related influences
  • Adult social development and Self concept

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13 Lessons in Chapter 27: Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development
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What Is Child Development? - Definition, Theories & Stages

1. What Is Child Development? - Definition, Theories & Stages

Child development is the period of physical, cognitive, and social growth that begins at birth and continues through early adulthood. This lesson discusses the theories, stages, and major milestones of child development and ends with a quiz to test what you have learned.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

2. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

3. Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

Babies grow and change so much in the first two years of life, and many of those changes are directly tied to the brain and its key functions. In this lesson, we'll look at brain, motor and sensory development in infants.

Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

4. Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

When do infants start gaining self-awareness? We will explore the stages infants go through as they increase their knowledge of themselves. We will also look into the typical temperaments of infants.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

5. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

6. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

7. Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

If you were to observe children growing into their teenage years, you would notice their thinking and understanding develops over time. In this lesson, you will learn about the specific stages of mental growth in children and adolescents as outlined by Jean Piaget.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

8. Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

The social development of children has a strong influence on self-esteem. In this lesson, we will explore the way children feel about themselves and look into several ways caretakers can improve a child's self-esteem.

Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

9. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of growth and change. Some of these changes are different in boys and girls, though. In this lesson, we'll examine gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.

Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

10. Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

Despite the fact that most people are fully grown by early adulthood, it is still a time of physical development. In this lesson, we'll explore the physical and health issues that people in early adulthood experience.

Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

11. Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

Though adults don't physically grow as they age, they do still grow mentally. In this lesson, we'll look closer at cognitive development in adulthood, including how it is influenced by college and work experiences.

Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

12. Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

How would an adult think about his or her self-concept? In this lesson, we'll take a look at what makes up self-concept in adulthood, its changes over time, and how it relates to self-esteem and self-image.

Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

13. Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

How does one's gender impact behavior and interactions with others? Research has shown that men and women interact differently in social settings and society has ideas for what is appropriate male and female behavior.

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