When you successfully complete this lesson, you will be able to:
- Describe patterns of growth occurring during middle childhood.
- Discuss why many U.S. children are overweight.
- Recognize factors contributing to the risk for children to develop asthma.
- Explain changes in motor development during middle childhood.
- Identify types of disorders affecting learning.
- Describe aspects of Piaget’s concrete-operational stage of cognitive development.
- Discuss theories of moral development.
- Summarize the information-processing approach to cognitive development.
- Define intelligence and creativity.
- Discuss theories of intelligence.
- Explain how language develops during middle childhood.
- Indicate advantages and disadvantages of being bilingual.
These objectives reflect the important concepts of this lesson and should be used to guide your studies and your preparation for the exam.
- Summarize theories of development (social and emotional) for middle childhood.
- Describe the influences of family during middle childhood.
- Discuss the influence of peer relationships in middle childhood.
- Explain the influence of school on social and emotional development during middle childhood.
- List kinds of social and emotional problems that may be experienced during middle childhood.
- Differentiate between the terms adolescence and puberty.
- Describe the pubertal changes in boys and girls.
- Describe brain development during adolescence.
- Recognize risk factors for adolescents in contracting STIs.
- Discuss the health needs of adolescents.
- Differentiate between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
- Indicate factors contributing to eating disorders.
- Define substance abuse and dependence.
- Describe factors associated with substance abuse and dependence