Chapter 8 Summary

Chapter 8 Summary - Jackie Magoc Social Work 227 November...

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Jackie Magoc Social Work 227 November 3, 2010 Chapter 8 Middle childhood is ages ranging from 5-6 to 10 years old and is a time for continued biopsychosocial development. Children are exposed to the outside world and become focused on achievement and self control. Physically during middle childhood the child increases in height, weight, and muscle mass. There skeletal structure is taking its adult shape and they critique their already learned motor skills (running, jumping, ect). Cognitively they are now able to think critically and have more memory, attention, and ability to think. They are able to now add new information to their schemas and develop other schemas in the future. Emotionally they are able to understand and direct their emotions as well as have self responsibility. During middle childhood is where you are first likely to see developmental problems arise. Steinberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence is a way to understand a child intelligence based on problem solving in their environment. There are three different types of intelligence in Steinberg’s theory, componential intelligence, experiential intelligence, and contextual intelligence. Social workers use this theory when creating interventions for clients and the different ways a client may problem solve. Problems are that it only describes one factor that affects human behavior. Another theory is Gardner’s multiple intelligences where individuals can possess competencies in many areas. Intelligence is hard to define because it has to do with the way intelligence is tested and assessed. People see intelligence as something inherited. Social workers use intelligence test when making interventions for children. IQ test are usually given to see if a child’s mental age matches their physical age, and if it is lower or higher than normal. Intelligence test are said to be biased against different types of minority groups and only asses
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course SWRK 227 taught by Professor Shannoncooper-sadlo during the Fall '10 term at Saint Louis.

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