DevelopmentalPsychology_Lecture15_SocEmoDevtMiddleChildhood

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Developmental Psychology Lecture 15: Emotional and Social Development In Middle Childhood ~ * ~ Dr. Mignon A. Montpetit
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Where we’re going today… Emotional Development Self-Concept Influences on… Changes in… Self-Esteem Consequences of… Other Emotional Developments
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3 Discoveries in Middle Childhood: Uniqueness – they have capabilities that others do not share, and vice-versa Consequence:
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4 Discoveries in Middle Childhood: Division of labor is a good thing! – two heads are better than one – Consequence:
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5 Discoveries in Middle Childhood: Personal Responsibility – there are moral codes that we all live by… Consequence:
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6 Early Childhood Self-Concepts: Are extreme (all or none) Emphasize general behaviors Are not nuanced
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7 Middle Childhood Self-Concepts: Are nuanced Emphasize specific strengths
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8 Where does the nuance come from? Developing expectations (or ideals) Social comparison What makes social comparison possible?
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Self-Esteem in Middle Childhood Is multidimensional: Academic: Social: Physical/Athletic: Appearances:
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Self-Esteem in Middle Childhood Declines at first (why?), but stabilizes or rebounds to normal levels
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2008 for the course PSY 231 taught by Professor Limegrover during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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