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SPCL 7804 Human Development: Session 7: Unit 2 – The Early Years, continued

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Elizalde-Utnick's SPCL 7804 course.


Please complete the following PRIOR to Session 7:

1. Complete the readings.

Text Ch. 4, pp.139-155 (Library linkPDF link)

2. Self-Reflect.

  • Consider your own developing self.
  • Describe your parent(s)’ parenting style.
  • Continue gathering data from your early childhood.
  • What were your play behaviors like?

3. Review for Quiz#7.

The 5-question multiple-choice quiz will be on the assigned readings.

4. DUE: Midterm Class Participation Self-Assessment.

Google Form link is in Blackboard Assignments.


VIDEOS: Self-concept in preschoolers


In this session we will explore psychosocial development in early childhood. In particular, we will look at: the emerging self and socialization; parenting styles across cultures; and play development. We will begin with a quiz on the assigned reading and then discuss the material and engage in application activities.

APPLICATION: Exploring Parenting Style and Attachment

  1. Describe your parents’ parenting style(s)
  2. What about your level of attachment as a child? Securely attached? Anxious ambivalent? Avoidant?
  3. Describe the perfect parenting style in your own point of view.

VIDEO: Developing empathy

VIDEO: Behavioral regulation in the preschool years

It depends on two cognitive and emotional advances – representational thought and emotional response to wrongdoing (reference link).

VIDEO: Helping young children to self-regulate