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Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behavior and cognitive processes. Psychology is really a very new science, with most advances happening over the past 150 years or so. However, its origins can be traced back to ancient Greece, 400 – 500 years BC. The emphasis was a philosophical one, with great thinkers such as Socrates influencing Plato, who in turn influenced Aristotle. Philosophers used to discuss many topics now studied by modern psychology, such as memory, free will, attraction etc. Psychology has the immediate goal of understanding individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases and by many accounts it ultimately aims to benefit society. Psychologists explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation , brain functioning, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships, including psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas

Psychology it is extremely important for many factors, including helping to diagnose various diseases and helping with understanding a person’s behavior and more about them. Psychology has helped me personally as a future teacher. Now I can understand who I am and look at events on a more positive aspect. I have become more determined to do the things. Whenever I have a problem, I can handle it better and make better decisions within my life, whether it is the projects I work on or the way I handle my time. Psychology it is an amazing science and right now I can say that all the knowledge that I have will help me a lot to my future students, because I learned that each person have an individual differences in characteristics patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, so they will act in a different way in a same situation.

Is the time of person's life when they are a child. 

Time of life: a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state

Anal phase, anal stage : (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned

Latency period, latency phase, latency stage : (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities

Phallic phase, phallic stage : (psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure

Prepuberty : a period of two years immediately prior to the onset of puberty when growth and changes leading to sexual maturity occur

Child development is the sequential progression of changes in the body and abilities as the child grows from birth to adolescence. Child Development typically occurs naturally through exposure to helpful stimulus, repeated opportunity to practice the same things to facilitate learning and a wide range of life experiences. As such, child development generally occurs naturally without much conscious thought on the parents behalf (although of course many parents consciously exposure their children to range of specific activities to aid well rounded development where possible). Monitoring child development is important to ensure that children meet their ‘developmental milestones’. Although arbitrary time frames that are far from exact, checking that children are roughly ‘on track’ for their age is helpful in order to detect early on if there are any hiccups in development. This is usually carried out through child/mother services and Pediatricians as infants and toddlers, and later through kindergartens and school term skills assessments. The earliest possible detection (and treatment if appropriate) of developmental challenges is helpful as it can allow the early intervention to help minimize the impact these developmental hiccups can have on children’s skill development and subsequently their confidence, or serve as an indicator of a possible diagnosis.

Psychology magazine  

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Psychology magazine  

Claudia Arrecis 5to MPP