Ch 11: MTTC Psychology: Childhood Growth and Development

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Learn about physical and cognitive development during childhood and what can impact them, both positively and negatively. Our lessons and quizzes will help you prepare for these types of questions on the MTTC Psychology exam.

MTTC Psychology: Childhood Growth and Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons can help you learn about the social, physical, cognitive and behavioral changes that take place in early and middle childhood as you prepare for the MTTC Psychology test. Use what you've learned from the video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes to tackle these types of questions:

  • Describing the physical development that occurs in early childhood
  • Looking at social development, including self-esteem
  • Understanding fears and anxieties in early childhood
  • Explaining social issues, such as divorce and abuse, and the impact they can have on young children
  • Identifying hallmarks of physical development in middle childhood
  • Discussing the role of school factors in a child's social and emotional development
  • Defining causes of stress and how children can develop resilience

Our video lessons, taught by experts in the field, can help you enjoy learning about childhood development. With information about the impact of social issues, as well as physical and cognitive growth, you'll be ready for these types of questions on the MTTC Psychology exam. And the self-assessment quizzes that follow the chapter can help you see what material you are confident of, and what you need to review some more.

13 Lessons in Chapter 11: MTTC Psychology: Childhood Growth and Development
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Physical Development in Early Childhood

1. 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.

Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

2. Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

As children grow and develop, so do threats to their health. From nutrition and childhood obesity to accidents, this lesson will explore the issues that face children in early childhood and what parents can do to deal with them.

Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration

3. 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.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

4. 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.

Fears and Anxieties in Early Childhood

5. Fears and Anxieties in Early Childhood

Fear is a normal part of childhood, but many parents worry when their children act fearful. Watch this lesson to find out more about the purpose of fear, common childhood fears, and what parents can do to help children deal with fear.

Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

6. 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.

Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

7. 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.

Physical Development in Middle Childhood

8. 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.

Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

9. Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

The United States is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. But how can we fight this epidemic? Watch this video to learn about how children grow in middle childhood and how fitness and nutrition can help with the problem of obesity.

Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood

10. Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood

As children grow, they become more independent of their parents and turn to their peers more often. In this lesson, we'll examine children's evolving concepts of friendship, peer group norms, social conformity, and social comparison.

The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

11. The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

Every parent knows how much school can influence a child. But in what ways is this influence positive? In this lesson, we'll examine how going to school can impact a child's development, including how children learn from each other and how motivation impacts achievement.

Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood

12. 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.

Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

13. 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.

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