Middle Childhood – An Evolutionary Developmental Synthesis

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Date Developed: 12/20/2017. Source: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities, Maternal and Child Health Life Course Research Network (LCRN). Presenter(s): Marco Del Giudice, PhD. Type: Webinar. Level: Introductory. Length: 15 minutes.


In this webinar, Dr. Del Giudice discusses findings from his chapter on middle childhood from the Handbook of Life Course Health Development. Specifically, he reviews the main functions of middle childhood and the cognitive, behavioral, and hormonal processes that characterize this life stage, introduces the idea that the transition to middle childhood works as a switch point in the development of life history strategies, and discusses three insights into the nature of middle childhood.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.