developmental psychology


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psychology

 [si-kol´o-je]
the science dealing with the mind and mental processes, especially in relation to human and animal behavior. adj., adj psycholog´ic, psycholog´ical.
analytic psychology (analytical psychology) the system of psychology founded by Carl Gustav Jung, based on the concepts of the collective unconscious and the complex.
clinical psychology the use of psychologic knowledge and techniques in the treatment of persons with emotional difficulties.
community psychology the application of psychological principles to the study and support of the mental health of individuals in their social sphere.
criminal psychology the study of the mentality, the motivation, and the social behavior of criminals.
depth psychology the study of unconscious mental processes.
developmental psychology the study of changes in behavior that occur with age.
dynamic psychology psychology stressing the causes and motivations for behavior.
environmental psychology study of the effects of the physical and social environment on behavior.
experimental psychology the study of the mind and mental operations by the use of experimental methods.
forensic psychology psychology dealing with the legal aspects of behavior and mental disorders.
gestalt psychology gestaltism; the theory that the objects of mind, as immediately presented to direct experience, come as complete unanalyzable wholes or forms that cannot be split into parts.
individual psychology the psychiatric theory of Alfred adler, stressing compensation and overcompensation for feelings of inferiority and the interpersonal nature of a person's problems.
physiologic psychology (physiological psychology) the branch of psychology that studies the relationship between physiologic and psychologic processes.
social psychology psychology that focuses on social interaction, on the ways in which actions of others influence the behavior of an individual.

de·vel·op·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

the study of the psychological, physiologic, and behavioral changes in an organism that occur from birth to old age.

developmental psychology

n.
The branch of psychology concerned with the study of progressive behavioral changes in an individual from birth until maturity.

de·vel·op·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The study of the psychological, physiologic, and behavioral changes in an organism that occur from birth to old age.
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In the preceding paragraphs, we have outlined a relationally integrated systems model as a way to think about integration between developmental psychology and faith, and as a theoretical model within developmental psychology that does justice to development in general and faith development in particular.
From Werner up to modern times, systemic principles have been present in Developmental Psychology, and have integrated dialectic and contextualist proposals.
Selected readings and resources for a thorough understanding of the evolutionary developmental psychology perspective.
On the posttest, planned comparisons yielded the same outcomes as on the pretest, with the exception that interest in clinical psychology did not significantly exceed interest in developmental psychology (p > .
Consider the reaction to the Developmental Psychology study that was so widely hailed as an antidote to working-mother guilt.
Developmental social psychology belongs to that genre of core undergraduate textbooks with representative chapters on infancy, language, social cognition, adolescence, moral development, adulthood and old age, and I have little doubt that it will be hailed as a comprehensive introduction to developmental psychology with a social-psychological orientation.
The author then deftly expounds upon the political implications of this assertion, for the prescribed "cultural support" surely raises a host of political questions, thereby pointing directly to the connection between developmental psychology and the social sphere.
My sense is that his appeal to developmental psychology, rather than providing a substantial scientific basis for his political theory, merely serves as the source of a certain jargon in which to express his theoretical position.
Highlights the relationship between the growth of developmental psychology and renewed interest in child-rearing practices
To generate hypotheses regarding the likely impacts of education policies across and within children's developmental stages, the authors draw from the developmental psychology literature and conceptualize the importance of the "congruence" ("fit") between the developmental needs of children and youth and the design and nature of the intervention policies for understanding the nature of program treatment heterogeneity.
The field of evolutionary developmental psychology stems from combining the principles of Darwinian evolution by natural selection with the study of human development in a way that focuses on the epigenetic effects (bidirectional gene-environment interactions) that occur between all living things and their environments.
This supplement will help first- and second-year undergraduate psychology majors understand key theories and key figures in developmental psychology.

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