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Chapter 3   Social Contexts and Socioemotional Development

  1. Theories of Socioemotional Development
  2. Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory

Five Environmental Systems

  • Erikson’s Life-Span Development Theory

Eight Stages of Human Development

  • Social Contexts of Development
    • Parenting Styles





  • Parent Involvement in Children’s Schooling and Achievement
    • Coparenting
    • Changing Family in a Changing Society
    • School-Family Linkages
    • Peers
    • Schools/Developmentally Appropriate Education

Montessori Approach

Controversy in Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education from Low-Income Families

  • The Schooling of Adolescents/Improving America’s High Schools
  • Socioemotional Development
    • Self-Esteem
  • Moral Development

                      Kohlberg’s Theory

                                 Level 1 Preconventional Reasoning

                                 Level 2 Conventional Reasoning

                                 Level 3Post Conventional Reasoning

  • Cheating
    • Prosocial Behavior/Altruism
    • Moral Education
    • Service Learning
    • Coping with Stress
  • Emotional Development

                      Coping with Stress

Chapter 4     Individual Variations

  1. Intelligence
  2. What is Intelligence
  3. Intelligence Tests

                      The Binet Tests

                      The Wechsler Scales

Group Intelligence Tests

  • Theories of Multiple Intelligences

Gardner’s Eight Frames of Mind

Do Children have one intelligence or many?

  • The Neuroscience of Intelligence-Heredity or Environment contribute to Intelligence?
  • Controversies and Issues in Intelligence

Nature and Nurture

Flynn Effect

Cultural Bias and Culture-Fair Tests

           Ability Grouping and Tracking

                      Between-Class Ability Grouping

                      Within-Class Ability Grouping

  • Learning and Thinking Styles

Impulsive/Reflective Styles

Deep/Surface Styles

Optimistic/Pessimistic Styles

  • Personality and Temperament


           The “Big Five” Personality Factors


           Classifications  Easy child

                                     Difficult child

                                     Slow to Warm Up child

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