Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how emotions change during early childhood.
  2. Understand how the sense of self develops in early childhood.
  3. Be able to differentiate between the different theories on the development of gender identity.
  4. Know the roles played by environmental influences, cognitive development and emotional development in the development of morality.
  5. Understand how children are socialized by their family so they behave in an appropriate way for their culture.
  6. Know what play and peer relationships are like during early childhood.
  7. Know the risks and resources that are relevant to emotional development in early childhood.