Socioemotional Processes and Development: Emotional Development, The Self, Identity, and Personality
Resources -Chapters 10 & 11
-Video: Chapter 10 (Attachment Theory)
-Video: Chapter 10 (Attachment Theory in Early Childhood)
-Video: Chapter 11 (Adolescent Self-Esteem)
-Video: Chapter 11 (Life Review: age 72)
– Adult Attachment Style Questionnaire:
– Five Factor Personality Test:
Discussion Thread 1: Attachment Style: State your style of attachment as designated by the online questionnaire. Describe your feelings about the designation. Based upon what you learned in the Learning Resources, explain how you think your family and culture influenced the nature of your attachment. Describe how and why your style of attachment affects you in your cognitive, social and emotional development.
Post your answers to this Discussion by Day 3 of this week. Respond to at least one peer posting by Day 5 of this week.
Assignment Personality Traits: In a 2-3 page paper, summarize the findings from the online “Five Factor Personality Test” on each of the five dimensions of your personality. Share your feelings about your scores/interpretation of scores. Based upon what you learned in the Learning Resources, explain what you believe to be the influences in your life that produced your type of personality. Describe how and why your personality has impacted your cognitive, social, and emotional development. Discuss if you think that your personality traits have changed over the past 10 years, and explain those changes that you identify.
This week you get to have a bit of fun by taking 2 assessments as we study emotional development and attachment and personality. You will study what biological foundations (nervous system) are involved in emotion, various views (Functionalist) of emotion and how emotion(s) may be regulated. You will consider this through the three lifespan changes of childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The quality of attachment formed in childhood significantly impacts the natural attachment one forms later in life whether it is romantic or job related. In chapter 11 you delve into how the self, identity and personality are formed. Trait theory (Big Five) is introduced to help us understand personality and underlying characteristics. This is the foundation for the assessment you will be taking. Please note how self-esteem and self-concept develop and ways we may increase/improve them.