Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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McKinney, J. P. and McKinney, K. 2010. Child Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Child psychology deals with the personality and behavior of children, typically from conception to puberty. Child psychology has referred in the past to both normal and abnormal behavior, to both theory and research, and also to the psychotherapy or counseling of disturbed children. Current usage, however, limits the term to a branch of the science of developmental psychology, while specifying “child clinical” when referring to the professional practice of child psychology.
- child development;
- cognitive development;
- developmental psychology;
- developmental stages;