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child psychology at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Study of the psychological processes of children. The field is sometimes subsumed under developmental psychology. Data are gathered through observation, interviews, tests, and experimental methods. Principal topics include language acquisition and development, motor skills, personality development, and social, emotional, and intellectual growth. The field began to emerge in the late 19th cent. through the work of G. S. Hall and others. In the 20th cent., the psychoanalysts A. Freud and M. Klein devoted themselves to child psychology, but its most influential figure was J. Piaget, who described the various stages of childhood learning and characterized the child's perception of him- or herself and the world at each stage. See also school psychology.

child psychology at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

child psychology
n : the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental
development of children [syn: {developmental psychology},
{genetic psychology}]