Ch 2: Dimensions of Development Across Childhood

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This self-paced chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the dimensions of development across childhood. Build your knowledge and enhance your preparations for an upcoming test by exploring the engaging lessons and multiple-choice quizzes in this chapter.

Dimensions of Development Across Childhood - Chapter Summary

Getting reacquainted with the dimensions of development across childhood is easy using the fun lessons in this chapter. Ensure you fully understand Piaget's preoperational stage, the adolescent stage of development, social issues and their impact in middle childhood and much more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe emotional expression and motor, sensory and brain development in the first two years of life
  • Explain cognitive development in infants and adolescents
  • Outline the stages of social development in infants, children and adolescents
  • Provide details about physical development and growth in early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence
  • Exhibit knowledge of emotional regulation and aggression in early childhood
  • Discuss memory, attention and meta-cognition development in middle childhood

Tailor your review of this chapter based on your current understanding of the dimensions of development across childhood. Choose any lessons to study, and review them as many times as needed to successfully strengthen your knowledge. If questions arise while reviewing the lessons, feel free to submit them to our experts via the Dashboard. Before the day of your test, take our mini quizzes and practice exam to confirm your comprehension and readiness to excel on exam day.

15 Lessons in Chapter 2: Dimensions of Development Across Childhood
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Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

1. 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.

Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

2. Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

There is no time like infancy - it is the first exposure people have to the world. According to Jean Piaget, there are six stages infants go through as they develop cognitively and learn to act in their environment.

Piaget's Preoperational Stage and Symbolic Thought

3. Piaget's Preoperational Stage and Symbolic Thought

Psychologist Jean Piaget formed much of the theory of childhood development that we still use today. Here, we'll examine Piaget's preoperational stage of development, from ages two to four, and the changes in thinking that happen during this time.

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.

Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

5. Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

In the first two years of life, a baby goes through many big changes. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the emotional changes that occur in infants, including important milestones in socioemotional development.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

6. 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.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

7. 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.

Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

8. Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

What happens when a sweet kid suddenly starts hitting, kicking, and doing other aggressive things? In this lesson, we'll explore aggression in early childhood, including the main types of aggression and how to increase self-regulation.

Physical Development in Middle Childhood

9. 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 Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

10. Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

Children grow and develop in many ways. But sometimes issues at home or school can get in the way of development. In this lesson, we'll look at some issues that might contribute to developmental problems in a child's life.

Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood

11. Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood

As kids grow and age, their intellectual (or cognitive) skills develop as well. Watch this lesson to find out more about cognitive development in childhood, including the relationship between attention and memory, and the skill of meta-cognition.

Adolescence Stage of Development: Definition & Explanation

12. 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.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

13. 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 Adolescence: Piaget's Formal Operations Stage

14. Cognitive Development in Adolescence: Piaget's Formal Operations Stage

As children grow into teenagers, they become better at higher level thinking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at the formal operations stage of psychologist Jean Piaget's cognitive development theory to learn how adolescents think.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

15. 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.

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