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Social & Emotional Development During Childhood - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter covers the emotional and social development milestones reached through childhood and some of the factors that can affect childhood development. Our lessons cover cognitive, physical, social and emotional development during childhood and the impact of school, media and culture on development during this critical stage. Each of our lessons is designed by a professional instructor and meets curriculum standards, so you can be confident you're learning the latest and most up-to-date information.
How It Helps
- Encourages developmental comprehension: By reviewing social, cognitive, physical and emotional development topics, you'll have a full understanding of the many different ways your students are growing an developing.
- Creates awareness: You'll fully understand how outside pressures like media, school and culture affect the emotional development of children.
- Provides age-appropriate resources: Our lessons outline the different social issues faced in early childhood and middle childhood so you can tailor your approaches and responses directly to the age groups you teach.
Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- Differentiate between social, emotional, cognitive and physical development
- Give examples of social issues that impact early and middle childhood development
- Describe how culture, media and school can affect emotional development
- Understand how schools and peers affect adolescent development
- Apply your understanding of moral and prosocial behaviors to the classroom
1. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?
People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.
2. 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.
3. The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development
Everyone changes and grows throughout his or her life, but that change is influenced by many factors. In this lesson, we'll look at socioemotional development and how culture, school, and media, like television, impact it.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development
Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.
7. Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications
Caring, volunteering, empathizing with others: these are all traits of moral and prosocial behavior. As children age, they develop such moral and prosocial behaviors and traits. This lesson will define these key terms and discuss ways to promote moral and prosocial behavior in the classroom.
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- Behavioral & Mental Health in Childhood & Adolescence
- Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence
- Child & Teen Abuse
- Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect
- Violence in Homes, Schools & Society
- Teen Dating Violence
- Understanding & Managing Student Aggression
- Preventing Bullying in Schools
- School Violence Prevention Strategies
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