Ch 14: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Identity Development

About This Chapter

Discover the meaning of identity development and its relationship to early childhood education. Through video lessons, you'll gain an understanding of this topic so you'll be able to answer related questions on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Identity Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes lessons on the different types of identities and explains social development in general. The short video lessons are useful and convenient tools that prepare you for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam. Here's a summary of topics available in this chapter:

  • Definition of self identity, personal identity and social identity theory
  • Meaning and theory behind collective identity
  • Social development of infants and children
  • Erik Erikson's stages of identity formation
  • The definition of identity achievement
  • Mary Ainsworth's attachment theory for infants
  • Family system theory

Use the lessons to guide your understanding of identities at various stages. Along with the videos, the lessons' assessment quizzes help meet you at your level of understanding in preparation for the exam.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Identity Development - Chapter Objectives

On the Praxis Early Childhood Education examination, you'll be tested in six categories over two hours. The identity and individual development area is featured in the social studies section. This section accounts for 13% of the test score and contains 17 questions.

In order to answer the multiple-choice questions, you'll need a firm understanding of how to analyze, identify and explore identity vs. individual development. You may be asked about the influence society has on identity development and the connection between identity and behaviors, relationships and beliefs.

If these possible test questions sound out of your scope of knowledge, review the video lessons, transcripts and self-assessment quizzes so you're ready for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Identity Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Self Identity: Theory & Definition

1. Self Identity: Theory & Definition

Self-identity plays a large and significant role in shaping each of our lives. Learn about self-identity in psychology, and test your understanding with a quiz.

What Is Personal Identity? - Definition, Philosophy & Development

2. What Is Personal Identity? - Definition, Philosophy & Development

This lesson explores philosophies of personal identity and digs into several key theories on this topic. You will think about questions of human existence that have been debated throughout history and are still debated today.

Social Identity Theory: Definition and Examples

3. Social Identity Theory: Definition and Examples

We all have conceptual thoughts about who we are and what our own identity is. Those same thoughts can apply to our self concepts when we look at the groups we belong to and our own internal self identity. In this lesson we will explore these aspects and delve deeper into social identity theory.

What is Collective Identity? - Definition, Theory & Examples

4. What is Collective Identity? - Definition, Theory & Examples

Did you know that the Occupy Wall Street movement was powered by collective identity? Learn more about collective identity from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Identity Achievement: Definition & Example

5. Identity Achievement: Definition & Example

Do you know anyone who has a well-defined sense of what their values and goals are in life and are highly committed to making them happen? If so, you that person has reached identity achievement. Learn more about identity achievement from this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

6. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

How do we form identities as we age and grow? To answer this question, Erik Erikson came up with eight stages of identity formation that revolve around conflict and resolution. Who are you, and who will you become after completing this lesson?

The Strange Situation Test: Ainsworth's Attachment Theory for Infants

7. The Strange Situation Test: Ainsworth's Attachment Theory for Infants

The attachment and bonds infants develop early in life play a critical role in their interactions with others as they grow. This lesson will introduce the Strange Situation experiment conducted by Mary Ainsworth and discuss the four infant attachment types identified through the experiment.

Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

8. 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

9. 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.

Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time

10. Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time

The term 'family' can have different definitions, such as a family of a mother, father, and children, or family units that consist of extended family members and friends. This lesson will define the family systems theory and explore various types of families, models of influence, and changing family trends.

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