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Child Psychology

Child Psychology


Child Psychology – the Study of an Evolving Personality


Child psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children.  In recent years, it has been bound in some academic institutions to developmental psychology, which is the study of the change of human psychological traits throughout one’s entire lifetime.  Because children grow and change so quickly, child psychology is often the study of behavioral changes: whether they are normal, if they are impacted by social or family surroundings, and how the child is handling them.


Outside of the home, the place where child psychological disorders most often manifest themselves is in school.  Because denial or fear of humiliation, parents often neglect to recognize or deal with signs of a troubled or dysfunctional child.  For that reason, school psychologists are important players in getting help to a troubled child early. 

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