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CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT MIDTERM EXAMINATION

Describe the central concept of the theory. It is not
necessary to list the stages.

1. Describe the developmental stage theory of Erik Erikson. (5 points)

2. Describe the developmental stage theory of Jean Piaget. (5 points)

For each of the following questions include specific reference to at least one of
the assigned readings, Insight “Books” or videos. (For example, “as stated by …
in the article titled …”)

3. Identify the shift that occurs between the Sensori-motor and early
Pre-operational stages in Piaget’s cognitive theory. (30 points)

4. Identify the shift that occurs between the first and second stages in Erikson’s
psycho-social theory. (30 points)

5. What do infants and toddlers need from families and caregivers in order to
reach their full potential in the areas of physical/motor, social/emotional and
cognitive/language development? (30 points)