Developmental Psychology provides student readers with essential help in all aspects of their first course in developmental psychology, including advice on revising exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and skills in line with course requirements on a developmental psychology course.

Definition

Definition

Developmental psychology looks at the changes we go through as we get older and examines the key stages that influence all aspects of our development from the foetus, through infancy and then transitions into adolescence and adulthood. It covers a range of developmental areas including physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development as well as relationships with wider social agents such as peers and family.

Many of these areas are interchangeable ones and may be the result of nature or nurture, that is, the result of biological factors or environmental ones.

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