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    This review describes the development of the "social self" in middle childhood, including review of "social comparison" and the developing sense of gender that occurs in the late elementary school and early middle school years.

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    Social/Emotional Development in Middle Childhood
    Development of the Social Self

    A phase that children go through, usually in middle childhood (during the elementary school years) is the development of the social self. This is the awareness that the self is tied to other people. During the elementary school years, a child's ability to perceive this social/emotional understanding increases.

    Signs that the social self is developing:
    1. Children begin to describe themselves in terms of how they relate or have ...

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    This review describes the development of the "social self" in middle childhood, including review of "social comparison" and the developing sense of gender that occurs in the late elementary school and early middle school years.

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