involves looking at the issues, stages and various influences
that a child experiences throughout their development
into functioning adults. Child psychology can be divided into
two main areas - the actual process of psychological development
that the child goes through when growing up and the analysis and
treatment of the various problems that a child may face throughout
their development. During a child's development from infancy to
adulthood, many influences are responsible for shaping
their ways of seeing the world, their ideas of their own identity
and their place within society. Factors such as environmental
setting, family, community and the media all shape a child. In
a perfect world, a child would develop successfully into a happily
functioning adult, without any problems along the way, however
this is not usually the case and many children find that they
may struggle throughout the process.
The following related links is
a brief summary of the main stages of childhood development
and the important steps and influences a child faces at each stage.
Childhood can be divided into four stages: infancy; early childhood;
middle childhood and adolescence.
& Prosocial Behaviour
of Children & Teens