There are many risk factors in life that contribute and lead to downfalls among
middle childhood and adolescent males. Among these factors are violence, risky sexual
behavior and many more. Usually male youth do not think about the decisions they make
Middle Childhood Notes
Shift from seeing self as the center of the world- to the world being a
complex place where he/she needs to find place.
Improvements in childhood
More self-regulation (substitute thinking, words, fantasy f
industry vs inferiority
the psychological conflict of middle childhood,
which is resolved positively when experiences lead
children to develop a sense of competence at useful
skills and tasks.
judgements of children's appearance, abilit
*Gardner. sensitivity to the sounds rhythms, and
meanings of words and the functions of language.
end-state performance possibilities: poet, journalist,
*Gardner. sensitivity to, and capacity
concrete operational stage
*Piaget. this stage extends from about 7-11 yrs;
thought is now more logical, flexible and organized
than it was during early childhood.
the capacity to think through a series of steps and
then mentally reverse dir