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Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychology follows the intellectual and cognitive changes that occur as people move throughout their lifespan, from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.
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What Are Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development?
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How Do Erikson's and Freud's Theories Compare?
Kohlberg's theory of moral development
Levels of Developing Morality in Kohlberg's Theories
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What Is the Sensorimotor Stage of Cognitive Development?
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Influential Theories About How Children Grow and Develop
Authoritarian parenting
What Is Authoritarian Parenting?
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Preoperational Stage of Cognitive Development in Young Children
Children in the concrete operational stage
Characteristics of Concrete Operational Stage in Cognitive Development
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How Infants Know That Unseen Objects Continue to Exist
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Formal Operational Stage of Cognitive Development
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5 Reasons Everyone Should Study Human Development
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How Kids Learn to Share and Care in Early Childhood
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Understanding the Frameworks Used in Developmental Psychology
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How Psychologists Tested Babies' Depth Perception With the Visual Cliff
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Do You Have an Authoritative Parenting Style?
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Sociocultural Theory: Examples and Applications
What is self-esteem?
What Are the Signs of Healthy or Low Self-Esteem?
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The Oedipus Complex: One of Freud's Most Controversial Ideas
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How Do Psychological Fixations Form?
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Genetics Are Just One Part of How Children Develop
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How Learning Theories in Psychology Compare
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What Does It Mean to Be Self-Actualized?
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Piaget's Stage Theory on Cognitive Development
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How Vygotsky Defined the Zone of Proximal Development
Parent playing peek-a-boo with her toddler
How Different Experiences Influence a Child's Development
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Uninvolved Parenting and Its Effects on Children
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The Major Psychology Subject Behind How Children Develop
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Why Psychological Theories Exist And What Purpose They Serve
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Adaptation in Piaget's Theory of Development
Cognitive Development
How Much Do You Know About Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development?
Cognitive Milestones in Early Childhood
Important Milestones of Cognitive Development in Children
Problems with prenatal development
Common Genetic and Environmental Prenatal Development Problems
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Jean Piaget's Greatest Words of Wisdom
Assimilation in adaptation
Assimilation and Jean Piaget's Adaptation Process
Permissive parenting
Are You a Permissive Parent?
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How Does Observational Learning Actually Work?
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How Different Styles of Parenting Impact Children
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Nature vs. Nurture, and the Other Issues in Developmental Psychology
stages of prenatal development
How a Baby Develops During the Prenatal Period
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Developmental Psychology Overview
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Why the Theory of Mind Is Important for Social Relationships