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Middle Childhood: Social/emotional development

I need assistance creating a theoretical and abstract paper.

Select one area of development: social/emotional, physical or cognitive. Select a developmental stage: First Two Years- Early childhood, Middle childhood, or Adolescence. The developmental stage that I am interested in writing in is social/emotional and Middle childhood.

I have to use the Theoretical Perspective Format document below, to write a paper. I am to begin with a review of the theoretical view, then proceed with a description of the developmental process. A minimum of 3 references are needed to support your findings.

APA format is required.

I. COVER PAGE
A.

TITLE (CENTERED)
B.

NAME AND CLASS STANDING (LOWER LEFT)
C.

INSTRUCTOR/COURSE/SEMESTER (LOWER RIGHT)

IL ABSTRACT
THIS PAGE SHOULD BE DONE AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR PAPER. IT
WILL TELL YOUR READER IN A CLEAR AND CONCISE WAY WHAT YOUR PAPER
IS ABOUT. IT SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN TWO OR THREE PARAGRAPHS.

III INTRODUCTION
THE INTRODUCTION SHOULD SET FORTH THE TOPIC TO BE DISCUSSED, AND
WHY YOU HAVE CHOSEN IT. IT SHOULD GIVE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE AREA AND STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT YOU HAVE CHOSEN.

IV.
THEORETICAL VIEW
PROVIDE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE THEORIST AND THE THEORY.
PRESENT THE THEORY IN A COGENT MANNER. ELABORATE AND GIVE YOUR
PERSONAL REACTION TO THE THEORY. IF THE THEORY EVOKES QUESTIONS
FOR YOU EXPRESS THEM. PROVIDE SOUND RATIONALE FOR YOUR THINKING.

V.
DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES OR STAGES REPRESENTED BY THIS THEORY ON HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.

VI.
APPLICATION
APPLY THE THEORY TO YOUR SUBJECT (LIFE STAGE YOU ARE STUDYING) USING
AT LEAST THREE (3) REFERENCES OTHER THAN YOUR TEXTBOOK.

VII SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
BRIEFLY PROVIDE THE KEY POINTS IN THE PAPER AND EXPLAIN YOUR OVERALL
UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR FINDINGS RESULTING FROM THE RESEARCH.

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In accordance with BrainMass standards, this is not a hand in ready paper but is only background help.

Step 1
THEORETICAL VIEW:
We first take the theoretical perspective of Erikson. According to him children in the middle childhood are in the Industry vs. inferiority stage. In the middle childhood the aim is to bring a productive situation to completion gradually. The failure to master trust, autonomy, and industrious skills, cause the children to doubt their future. The middle childhood is viewed by Erikson as critical for development of self confidence(1). According to Erikson if children are encouraged to make and do things and are praised for their accomplishments they demonstrate industry by being diligent. According to Erikson children having difficulties with peers or school may develop a sense of inferiority.
If we take the theoretical perspective of Freud, children in the middle childhood are in the latency phase. The latency phase may begin between the ages 3 and 7 and may continue till puberty between the ages 8 and 15. This stage is described by Freud as relatively stable phase. This phase originates during the phallic stage when the child's Oedipus complex begins to dissolve (2). According to Freud the energy the child previously put into Oedipal problem can be used for developing the self.
According to social cognitive theory children learn cognitive tasks through their interactions with older peers and adults. A healthy cognitive development is possible when caregivers, teachers and mature ...

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This solution explains the application of social/emotional development during middle childhood. The sources used are also included in the solution.

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