Day 4: Developmental Pscyh
July 5, 2008 by Dr. Ken Tangen
Developmental Psychology covers the entire life span. It is the study of change: from cell to baby, from infant to child, from child to teen, etc. This area combines biology, neuroscience, education and psychology.
There are stages of development during which new behaviors can be acquired. Although an infant generates 50,000 new cells a second, it takes time for the brain to develop the ability to walk, talk and think. There are structures that must be put into place, and critical periods for certain functions to develop.