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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a physical and psychosocial development in middle childhood unit of a standard life span developmental psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Fitness and health in middle childhood
- Growth and motor skills development
- Development of peer relationships
- Adjustment problems
- Social issues during this period
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.
2. Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood
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3. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education
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4. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome
If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.
5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD
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6. What Is a Non-Traditional Family? - Definition of Options
Although traditional families once dominated many neighborhoods, today, there are lots of ways to form a family beyond the traditional idea of a married mother and father raising children.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Adjustment Difficulty in Middle Childhood
What happens when a child has social or emotional problems? In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment issues in middle childhood, including anxiety, school phobia and depression, and what parents can do to help their children.
11. 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.
12. Latchkey and Self-Care Children in Middle Childhood
Latchkey kids have to take care of themselves when they are home alone. But is this a good thing or a bad thing? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of self-care in middle childhood.
13. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education
In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.
14. Youth Violence: Definition & Causes
Most children act in negative ways at some point in their lives, so what really defines youth violence? This lesson examines different types of youth violence, as well as risk factors.
15. Benefits of Exercise for Children
We all know exercise benefits everyone, but what about children? How do they benefit? How much exercise should they get, and what types of exercises should they perform? This lesson answers those questions.
16. Child Suicide: Statistics & Prevention
This lesson discusses child suicide and what the research has said about it. The lesson looks at the fact that child suicide statistics have been hard to compile and also looks at how parents and caregivers can help prevent child suicide.
17. Children Talking to Themselves
This lesson looks at how children talk to themselves and whether that is a good thing or a developmental problem. We will look at the work of Vygotsky and Piaget and see how the act of private talking actually helps develop motor skills.
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Other chapters within the Life Span Developmental Psychology: Help and Review course
- Domains of Human Development: Help and Review
- Life Span Development Research Methods: Help & Review
- Help & Review for Life Span Developmental Psychology Foundations
- Impact of Genetics in Development & Psychology: Help & Review
- Prenatal Development Concepts: Help and Review
- Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood: Help and Review
- Childbirth and Newborn Characteristics: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Cognitive & Psychosocial Development in Infants & Toddlers
- Help & Review for Physical & Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
- Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood: Help and Review
- Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood: Help and Review
- Physical and Sexual Development in Adolescence: Help and Review
- Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Physical & Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
- Psychosocial Development in Early Adulthood: Help and Review
- Cognitive & Physical Development in Middle Adulthood: Help & Review
- Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood: Help and Review
- Physical Development in Late Adulthood: Help and Review
- Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood: Help & Review
- Death and Dying - Stages and Psychological Impact