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Describe the changes that take place in the self during middle and late childhood years. Does emotion change in middle and late childhood?

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Describes the changes that take place in the self during middle and late childhood years, and if emotion changes in middle and late childhood. References are provided.

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1. Describe the changes that take place in the self during middle and late childhood years.

Development of the self is part of personality development in middle and late childhood, including the following changes:

A. The development of self-understanding-In middle and late childhood, children increasingly describe themselves with internal and psychological characteristics and traits. They also become more likely to include references to social identities in self-descriptions and employ more social comparison-distinguishing themselves from others. (http://www.eacfaculty.org/morales/ECE%20171%20Chapter%2013%20notes.pdf)

B. Understanding others: In middle and late childhood, children show an increase in perspective taking and become more skeptical of others' claims about themselves. For example, a child's perspective taking increases with age:

1. Judging others' intentions, purposes, actions
2. Important in social attitudes and behaviors
3. Increased skepticism of others' claims with age. ...

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