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Ch 2: Physical, Social & Emotional Development

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Explore fun lessons in this self-paced chapter to quickly boost your knowledge of physical, social and emotional development. Each lesson is paired with a multiple-choice quiz designed to assess your comprehension and gauge your readiness to excel on an upcoming test.

Physical, Social & Emotional Development - Chapter Summary

Studying the basics of physical, social and emotional development is simple using this chapter's entertaining lessons. Our instructors make it easy to understand various development stages throughout a lifespan. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to do the following:

  • Define and share examples of physical development
  • List and discuss prenatal stages and development
  • Describe physical development in early and middle childhood
  • Discuss the stages of self and temperament in the social development of infants
  • Explain self-esteem as it relates to social development in children
  • Outline the process of emotional development through the lifespan
  • Describe emotional expression in the first two years of life
  • Exhibit knowledge of emotion regulation and aggression in early childhood

All lessons in this chapter are available around the clock, ensuring you're able to study whenever your schedule permits. If you want to study on the go, our mobile features make it easy to access the lessons using your smartphone or tablet of choice. Mini quizzes available in this chapter provide the opportunity to test your knowledge of key concepts presented in the lessons. For a broader review of this chapter, feel free to take our comprehensive practice exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Physical, Social & Emotional Development
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What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

1. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.

Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period

2. Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period

In the 9 months before a baby is born, there is an enormous amount of prenatal development. In this lesson, you will explore the following stages of prenatal development: the germinal period, the embryonic period, and the fetal period.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

3. 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.

Physical Development in Middle Childhood

4. 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 Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

5. 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.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

6. 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.

Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

7. Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

The expression and experience of emotion develops and changes throughout the lifespan. This lesson will examine this process, and end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

8. 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.

Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

9. 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.

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