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Kendra Cherry

A Closer Look at the Theories of Child Development

By February 16, 2012

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Psychologists have proposed a number of different theories to explain the intellectual, emotional and social development of children. The effect of these theories can be seen in education, parenting, and approaches to children's mental health. Some of these theories are concerned with how children learn and others explore the age old question of the relative importance of nature versus nurture. While many of the classic developmental theories focus exclusively on the events of infancy and childhood, recent research is becoming increasingly concerned with adolescent and adult development.

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February 16, 2012 at 11:07 am
(1) Kyle says:

The easiest way to develop a “child” (or what I like to refer to as “developing human beings”) is by asking questions.

February 20, 2012 at 2:41 am
(2) RADHIKASRAO says:

thank you for the articles about psychology, it is helping me a lot to complete my assingments. please tell about the basic concept of human behaviour in major theories of psychology that is structuralism and psychoanalysis.

February 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm
(3) chimwemwe mizaya says:

I appreciate your articles alot. thanks you lots.

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