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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
The illustrative teaching style used by our instructors can help to elevate your understanding of human growth and development in childhood. A brief quiz is available to test your knowledge of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as a handy study tool. You can also use your personal Dashboard to track completed lessons and your quiz results.
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.
2. Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration
As children grow, so do their thinking skills, knowledge, and learning. Watch this lesson to learn about how young children develop cognitively, including the key cognitive concepts of centration, decentration, and conservation.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development
Young children are growing and changing every day as part of early childhood development. But what happens when issues get in the way of development? Watch this video for more information on how divorce and parental substance abuse can affect children.
6. Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood
Childhood can be a stressful time. But what causes children to feel stress, and how can they deal with it? Watch this lesson to find out what factors impact how much stress a child feels, and what properties of resilience allow children to deal with stress.
7. 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.
8. Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence
In this lesson, we will be exploring James Marcia's theory of identity in relation to the sense of self changing from childhood to adolescence. You'll study the four ways in which children navigate their identities into adolescence: foreclosure, moratorium, achievement, and diffusion.
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