News tagged with developmental psychology
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 |
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 |
(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 |
(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 |
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 |
Children as young as three apparently can tell the difference between whining and when someone has good reason to be upset, and they will respond with sympathy usually only when it is truly deserved, according to new research ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The ability of infants to recognize speech is more sophisticated than previously known, researchers in New York University's Department of Psychology have found. Their study, which appears in the journal Developmental Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 17, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Researchers have identified genetic markers that may influence whether a person finishes high school and goes on to college, according to a national longitudinal study of thousands of young Americans. The study is in the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 02, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Boys who reach sexual maturity more rapidly than their peers have more problems getting along with others their age and are at a higher risk for depression, according to a Cornell study published in Developmental Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
"Stand by me" is a common refrain when it comes to friendship but new research from Concordia University proves that the concept goes beyond pop music: keeping friends close has real physiological and psychological benefits.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 26, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Although the genetic basis of autism is now well established, a growing body of research also suggests that environmental factors may play a role in this serious developmental disorder affecting nearly one in 100 children. ...
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 19, 2012 | 4 / 5 (5) | 2 |
Adults who participated in a high quality early childhood education program in the 1970s are still benefiting from their early experiences in a variety of ways, according to a new study.
Health Jan 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they're lip-readers too.
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Children's reasoning about language and race can take unexpected turns, according to University of Chicago researchers, who found that for younger white children in particular, language can loom larger than ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 01, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
'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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