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changes during middle childhood and adolescence

â?¢ Discuss the development of moral values from middle childhood into adolescence.

â?¢ Summarize one theory related to human growth and development and identify at least two influential theorists in relation to the middle childhood and adolescence time period.

â?¢ Explain how heredity and the environment influence human development in relation to the middle childhood and adolescence time period.

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In the growth and development of the human being one has to go through different stages before they reach the full grown state. The middle childhood and adolescence stage in life corresponds with the time when the children are in elementary or middle school. They are in the (5-13) age group category. At this time the children experience a lot of changes both physically and socially. It is at this stage that the 'children' receive less attention from the stage where they used to get full attention from their parents (Stages of, 2011).

As research has shown it is at this stage that the behavior of the individual is established as the individuals gains the understanding of how the world operates. In the history of development this stage has not been considered an important stage. This is because at this stage, the sexual urges are not active and no significant personality changes are made at this stage. In the present times that thinking has been overturned when the recent theorists recognized the significance that this stage holds. It is at this stage that the cognitive skills are developed, personalities are molded and interpersonal relationships are established (Adolescent Development, 2011).

Family and peer relationships influence in future development:

The family is the initial setup that the child encounters. It is the mother and father who teach the child about the 'world out there' which they will experience later. The family is then the first social setting the child will experience. It hence influences how the person ...

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