Child Psychology Studies
Parents/Child Care Workers/Teachers/People who work in childrens services/Toy manufacturers/play leaders, or anyone else with an interest in how children behave.Gain knowledge and understanding of how children think, cognitive and language development and children's socialization.Child psychology is concerned with the development of a person over the course of their childhood. This involves the development of a child's mental processes (ie. cognitive development) as well as emotional and social behavior. It is important to state that development does not end at adulthood. Adults continue to experience changes in their mental, emotional and social behaviors. Some characteristics are however more easily developed and changed during childhood.
There are many forms of applied child psychology, in which a psychologist actively works with children. The professional might provide services to special needs children, helping kids with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and other issues, for example. Child psychologists also assist children who are psychologically troubled with counseling, therapy, and recommendations to psychiatrists who may be able to prescribe medications and other treatments. Others may develop instruction plans designed to help children learn effectively, or work with those who are experiencing psychological trauma like the loss of a parent, a sudden move, a war, or a natural disaster.