Unit 6 Discussion

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Your original response to the Discussion topic should be at least 350 words and should reflect the fact that you have completed the assigned readings and activities for the week. Use your words wisely so that the posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Best practice is to include citations and a reference list.

Take time to review the responses of your classmates and respond specifically and substantially to at least two other students’ postings.

Moral Development and Sex Role Development

After you have completed the Reading, and watched the videos on moral development and sex role development on pages 261 and 307, post your initial response to the following statements.

  1. Outline the different aspects of the development of self-concept as they relate to middle childhood through early adolescence. Support your answer with examples of how this development is impacted by gender, race, and culture.
  2. In the video on moral development, you saw four children who were asked a question related to a moral dilemma. Determine which stage of moral development the four children in the video would be in according to Piaget and Kohlberg. Compare the concepts related to the different stages that are discussed among the two theorists.
  3. Using information from the video on sex role development, and from the text, conclude how environmental influences, such as parents, peers, and society influence sex role development. In your answer, be sure to include characteristics of different theories related to this part of development, including cognitive-developmental theories, gender schema theories, Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory, and Social Learning Theories.

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Unit 6 Discussion



Unit 6 Discussion
Different aspects of the development of self-concept as they relate to middle childhood
through early adolescence
To develop a self-concept, a child mostly takes the self as an arbitrary object and then
view it as others do. From a child's perspective, then, development of a self-concept involves an
integration of self-perception with the rest of people's perceptions. A child's self-concept forms
itself as each new piece of information is selected, interpreted, and then absorbed into a context
of preceding self-knowledge. The self-concept thing is not fixed or static entity; it acts as a
dynamic structure. Some aspects of this variation recurrently in response to the existing
interchange between individual and social connections (Broderick, 2003).
The aspect of self-concept development in the middle childhood is seen in the children's
identity that de...

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