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Unformatted text preview: This becomes particularly prevalent during adolescence, but for now, let's just look at childhood. A. Social Developments 1) Identification at approximately age 4-5, children become less egocentric begins to identify with parents. Identification is a process of adopting the attitudes, values, and behaviors of their parents. In addition, children start to imitate same-sex parent (act like daddy). During this time, children also begin to develop their SELF-CONCEPT (knowledge of who you are as an individual) by beginning to focus on external factors like name, age, where you live, friends, etc. For example, during this time, ask a child who they are, and you may get responses that include "I am kid" "I am a kid with lots of friends" "I am a kid with lots of friends who lives in Washington DC", etc. ......
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