Ch 4: Human Growth & Development in Childhood

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Review these self-paced lessons on human growth and development in childhood to enhance your knowledge of emotional regulation, resilience in middle childhood, cognitive development, and more. The chapter's self-assessment quizzes provide a convenient way to test your understanding of the topics covered in preparation for an exam.

Human Growth & Development in Childhood - Chapter Summary

By working through these lessons, you can strengthen your knowledge of human growth and development in childhood. Some of the topics covered include how a parent's substance abuse can affect their child and how a child's sense of self changes. This chapter can also assist you with understanding what's required to increase self-regulation when a child is aggressive and how resilience is helpful. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Recount the stages of child development
  • Explain how children develop cognitively
  • Discuss how to help improve a child's self-esteem
  • List types of aggression in early childhood
  • Describe how divorce can affect a child's development
  • Recall social issues that affect a child's development
  • Discuss what affects the amount of stress a child feels
  • Explain James Marcia's theory of identity

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8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Human Growth & Development in Childhood
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What Is Child Development? - Definition, Theories & Stages

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

Child development has been widely studied and refers to the physical, cognitive, and social growth that begins at birth and continues into adulthood. Explore the definition, theories, and stages of child development, including infancy, early and middle childhood, and adolescence.

Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration

2. Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration

As children grow, so does their thinking skills, knowledge, and learning ability. Learn about cognitive development in children, including the main concepts of centration, decentration, and conservation, and discover how they relate to each other.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

3. Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

While children are learning to build relationships and develop socially, they are also developing their own self-awareness and feelings--commonly called self-esteem. Learn more about the psychology of self-esteem in children and ways to foster positivity through prasie, encouragement, and care.

Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

4. Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

Through development, children can display different types of aggression that can be controlled through emotion regulation techniques. Learn about early childhood development and explore the different types of aggression that children can display as well as how to improve self-regulation to control it.

Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

5. Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

Children are growing and changing every day, but poorly managed social issues can get in the way of their development. Learn how divorce and parental substance abuse can impact early childhood development.

Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood

6. Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood

Middle childhood can be a stressful time, but children with resilience can better cope with the stressors of this stage. Explore the factors that impact how much stress a child feels and how resilience allows children to deal with stress.

Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

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

Children grow and develop in many ways, but sometimes social issues at home or school can get in the way of development. Discover common problems in middle childhood, including family and school issues and their effects on development.

Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

8. Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

Our sense of self changes while we grow up because it is a dynamic developmental process. Explore James Marcia's four ways in which children navigate their identities from childhood into adolescence, including foreclosure, moratorium, achievement, and diffusion.

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