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Ch 2: Development in Middle Childhood & Adolescence

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Expert instructors have created these engaging lessons you can study to gain full comprehension of middle childhood and adolescence development. Feel confident in your ability to excel on an upcoming test by checking your grasp of the lessons using our multiple-choice quizzes.

Development in Middle Childhood & Adolescence - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of growth and development in middle childhood and adolescence using this chapter's engaging lessons. Topics covered in the lessons include physical development in middle childhood, cognitive development in children and adolescents, and the social development of children. After studying this chapter, you could be ready to do the following:

  • Explain the impact of physical and brain development in middle childhood
  • Describe the influence of social development on self-esteem
  • Define and provide a description of the adolescence stage of development
  • Detail the stages of mental growth in children and adolescents
  • Discuss how adolescents develop self-concept and identity
  • Provide details about physical developments occurring during adolescence
  • Share facts about changes in the brain that occur during adolescence

This chapter features a self-paced format that let's you choose your lessons, review them in any order and study anytime using any computer or mobile device with Internet access. This format is fantastic for individuals with busy schedules who don't have time to take traditional classes or set appointments with live tutors. Another benefit of this format is the ability to take self-assessment quizzes and a practice exam that test your knowledge of this chapter. If you have questions about details presented in the lessons, don't hesitate to submit them to our subject-matter experts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Development in Middle Childhood & Adolescence
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Physical Development in Middle Childhood

1. Physical Development in Middle Childhood

Between the ages of seven and twelve, children physically grow and change in ways that influence every part of their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at the ways that physical and brain development impact emotional and intellectual abilities.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

2. 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.

Adolescence Stage of Development: Definition & Explanation

3. Adolescence Stage of Development: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will learn about the key aspects that define the stage of human development known as adolescence. Following the lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your new knowledge by taking a short quiz.

Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

4. 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 Adolescents: Identity

5. Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

Adolescents often go through a process of discovering what they believe and who they are. In this lesson, we will examine how a teenager develops his or her self concept and identity. We will also take a look at common factors that influence a teen's identity.

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.

Brain Development in Adolescence

7. Brain Development in Adolescence

The adolescent years are an important time for the development of the human brain. In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the important changes that the brain undergoes during this period of our life.

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