SOC 312 (Child Family and Society)
Week 2 DQ 1 The Theory of Mind
Watch the following short film, Theory of Mind.mov, demonstrating the theory of mind using a juice box experiment.
At around four years of age, a fundamental change occurs in children’s understanding of others’ behaviors or what is also called theory of mind. Using your knowledge from our readings, watch the video to determine which stage both Jacob and Patrick are currently in respectively.
Discuss both Jacob’s and Patrick’s reaction to the “mean monkey.” What stage would Erickson say each child is in? How do these different stages influence their values and attitudes? Do you think it is possible for a child over the age of three to have trouble understanding that his or her beliefs can be false? Explain your reasoning.
Week DQ 2 Self-Regulation
Regardless of a child’s unique qualities, one thing remains the same; to improve learning and behavior, children must develop strong self-regulation skills. Read the following article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), “Developing Young Children’s Self-Regulation Through Everyday Experiences.”
Week 2 Assignments:
SOC 312 Week 2 Influence of Peers (600+ Words)
SOC 312 Week 2 Journal Gender Issues
SOC 312 Week 2 Quiz (10 MCQ’s)