Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Overton, W. F. 2010. Developmental Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–5.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Developmental psychology (DP) may be broadly defined as the scientific study of systematic changes of an organism's behavior and the psychological processes that behavior reflects. Developmental psychology is one of the main branches of psychology, and as such it subsumes a number of subdisciplines including child psychology, adolescent psychology, life-span psychology, and human development.
- developmental psychology;
- transformational change;
- variational change;
- developmental theories;
- developmental methods;
- developmental applications