ch 10 - CH 10: EMOTIONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE...

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Erikson’s theory Industry vs inferiority (psychological conflict) Resolved positively when children develop confidence at different skills and tasks Discover these during middle childhood Not resolving issues – don’t feel like they have ability to do things well Ideal outcome – feel pride in accomplishments, moral responsibility, cooperate w classmates, realistic self-concept Self understanding and self-esteem Self concept refined during middle childhood Ackknowledge their dispositions Emphasize what they are good at doing Describe personality clearly for positive and negative aspects Avoid all of nondescription of self Make social comparisons w friends – use these to make judgemnets about abilites, behaviors, looks Advance cognitive development allows them to think about multiple things at the same time Feedback thru others helps develop our self concept More likely to do this when kids have better persepctive taking skills Can contrast these ideas w who they want to be Increasing looking to non family members for feedback By year 6-7, children have developed academic, social, physical, athletic, and physical appearance Combine these dispositions into a general psychological concept of themselves Need self-concept to develop self-esteem
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ch 10 - CH 10: EMOTIONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE...

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