Editor rsquo s note this text based course is an edited transcript of the webinar social emotional development theories and the early childhood classroom presented by miriam eckstein koas as we begin please grab paper and a pen or pencil.

Early childhood education book child growth and development paris ricardo rymond and johnson 12 middle childhood social emotional development.

A tremendous amount of social and emotional development takes place during early childhood as kids experience temper tantrums mood swings and an expanding social world they must learn more about their emotions as well as those of other people.

Psychologists have formulated various social development theories to explain how children develop social behaviors learn about the psychoanalytic social learning and attachment theories of.

The author points out that socio affective development can be synthesized in three points emotional bonding between mother and child psychosexual development and social and moral development to freud the early relationship between children and their mothers is a determining factor in their later socio affective development.

The mayer et al model of emotional and social intelligence esi as a theoretical concept was generally the product of personality psychologist john d mayer in association with social psychologist peter salovey and management psychologist david r caruso the latter to a lesser extent during the early 1990s these researchers coined the notion of esi and their hellip.

Other theories bandura 1977 vygotsky 1978 might predict delays in other domains of development and recent reviews indicate that appropriate early social ndash emotional experience is crucial to a broad range of later social emotional and mental skills landry et al 2006 national scientific council on the developing child 2004a 2004b.

There are several different theories that explain social development these explain how the social environment influences a child rsquo s development on a cognitive emotional and social level from the day we rsquo re born we rsquo re social beings destined to live in a social world for that reason we need other people to develop and evolve.

Taking a more interactive view of social and emotional development bandura rsquo s social learning theory bandura 1977 holds that children rsquo s behaviour is influenced by observing others being rewarded or disadvantaged ndash both parents and peers ndash for behaving in a certain way and then imitating those rewarded behaviours bandura also.

Introduction social cognition has to do with thoughts and beliefs about the social world the topic encompasses beliefs about others the self and people in general as well as beliefs about specific aspects of people e g thoughts desires emotions and about social groups and social institutions.

The early theory of emotional intelligence described by salovey and mayer in 1990 explained that ei is a component of gardner rsquo s perspective of social intelligence similar to the so called lsquo personal rsquo intelligences proposed by gardner ei was said to include an awareness of the self and others salovey mayer 1990.

The impact of technology on social emotional development the use of technology is one of those areas of childcare and early years learning where conflicting opinions and ideologies seem to have become a permanent feature.

Such theories center on various aspects of development including social emotional and cognitive growth the study of human development is a rich and varied subject we all have personal experience with development but it is sometimes difficult to understand how and why people grow learn and act as they do.

Social learning theory social theories of child development tend to focus on the role that parents caregivers peers and other social influences impact development some focus on how early attachment influences development while others are centered on how children learn by observing people around them.