News tagged with developmental psychology
Like birds which stop foraging too early on a berry-laden bush, a new study suggests older people struggle to recall items because they flit too often between 'patches' in their memories.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 16, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 5
(Medical Xpress)—Young children are not like sponges just soaking up information. They can actively evaluate what people know and go to the "experts" for information they want, reports a Cornell study published in a special ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The importance of play—crucial for children's healthy psychological development and ability to thrive in life—is woefully underestimated by parents and educators, according to Peter Gray, a Boston College ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Even very young children understand that adults don't always know best. When it comes to helping, 3-year-olds may ignore an adult's specific request for an unhelpful item and go out of their way to bring something more useful, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Teenagers from all walks of life who believe people can't change react more aggressively to a peer conflict than those who think people can change. And teaching them that people have the potential to change can reduce these ...
Pediatrics Feb 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study by Oregon State University researchers finds that Head Start can make a positive impact in the lives of some of its highest risk children, both academically and behaviorally.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
African-American and Hispanic students may be less likely than non-Hispanic white students to hold a job during the school year, but when they do, they tend to work somewhat longer hours and seem less likely to see their ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)— Colic is a common problem for babies, and new research may finally provide clues to its cause: A small study found that infants with colic seemed to develop certain intestinal bacteria later ...
Pediatrics Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Today, mothers of newborns find themselves confronting a common dilemma: Should they let their babies "cry it out" when they wake up at night? Or should they rush to comfort their crying little one?
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 02, 2013 | 2.3 / 5 (13) | 13 |
(Medical Xpress)—Social networking sites may increase the bonds of friendship for nine to 13-year-old boys, according to researchers from the University of York.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study by Rebecca J. Woods, assistant professor in the human development and family science department at North Dakota State University, shows sitting up, whether by themselves or with assistance, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
To prevent negative behavior among children, the work must start early.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Children whose mothers were overly stressed during pregnancy are more likely to become victims of bullying at school.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Many educators have long believed that when words differ on only one sound, early readers can learn the rules of phonics by focusing on what is different between the words. This is thought to be a critical ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Divorce is difficult for any family, but for young children it can lead to long-term behavioral problems not experienced by older children or by children of unwed parents who separate, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
'Developmental psychology', also known as human development, is the scientific study of systematic psychological changes that occur in human beings over the course of the life span. Originally concerned with infants and children, the field has expanded to include adolescence and adult development, aging, and the entire life span. This field examines change across a broad range of topics including motor skills and other psycho-physiological processes; cognitive development involving areas such as problem solving, moral understanding, and conceptual understanding; language acquisition; social, personality, and emotional development; and self-concept and identity formation.
Developmental psychology includes issues such as the extent to which development occurs through the gradual accumulation of knowledge versus stage-like development, or the extent to which children are born with innate mental structures versus learning through experience. Many researchers are interested in the interaction between personal characteristics, the individual's behavior, and environmental factors including social context, and their impact on development; others take a more narrowly focused approach.
Developmental psychology informs several applied fields, including: educational psychology, child psychopathology, and forensic developmental psychology. Developmental psychology complements several other basic research fields in psychology including social psychology, cognitive psychology, ecological psychology, and comparative psychology.
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