The Social and Emotional Development of the Pre-School Child: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Social and Emotional Development of the Pre-School Child

1st Edition

By Katharine M. Banham Bridges


356 pages

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Originally published in 1931, the study reported in this book was undertaken as part of the research programme of the Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene. It represents a systematic inquiry into the social and emotional behaviour of pre-school children as observed from day to day in a nursery school. The study extended over a period of three years, and it concerned children between the ages of two and five years who were in attendance at the McGill University Nursery School and child laboratory. It can now be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: Approach to the Problem 1. Introduction 2. The Preliminary Experiment 3. The Revision of the Scales Part 2: Social Development 4. The Social Development Scale 5. Social Relations with Children 6. Social Relations with Adults 7. Summary of Pre-School Social Development Part 3: Emotional Development 8. The Emotional Development Scale 9. Distress and Tears 10. Fear and Anger 11. Delight and Affection 12. Excitement and Enuresis 13. Mannerisms and Speech Anomalies 14. Summary of Pre-School Emotional Development 15. A Genetic Theory of the Emotions Part 4: Application of the Scales 16. The Scales Applied in the McGill Nursery School 17. A Pre-School Character Rating Chart 18. Individual Studies 19. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Psychology of Education

Routledge Library Editions: Psychology of Education (53 Volume set) brings together a mix of titles involving psychology and education from early years to later life. Covering areas across both education and psychology, including learning theory and strategies, social, developmental and cognitive aspects, school psychology and counselling in schools. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1930 and 1996, includes contributions from a range of authors, many considered leaders in their field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child