10 - Early Childhood Social and Emotional Development

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Chapter 10 Early Childhood Social and Emotional Development Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood - Erikson’s theory: Intuitive vs. Guilt (Psychosocial development, eight stages that you need to accomplish to proceed to the next one) - Psychological conflict of early childhood (usually during 4 th or 5 th year) - Issue of whether the child’s energy will be directed constructively and be valued by others, or where it will be nonproductive and then rejected - Resolved through activities that encourage initiative, try new tasks, discover new abilities - Play can help foster the development of new skills with little risk of failure Regulating Emotions - Language skills contribute to child’s improved ability to control the expression of emotion (can use words to express their feelings) - Intense emotional outbursts become less common during the preschool years - Most cultures encourage people to communicate positive feelings and inhibit unpleasant ones to promote good interpersonal relations
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HDFL 124 taught by Professor Koivunen during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Stout.

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