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What is psychology? Psychology is the science that studies the human mind and people’s behavior. In psychology, the human experience is one of the facts that are most study. Psychology study behavior by using systematic and objective procedures.

Childhood Childhood is the period of time between infancy and adolescence. Childhood is the time for children to be in school and at play, to grow strong and confident with the love and encouragement of their family and an extended community of caring adults. It is a precious time in which children should live free from fear, safe from violence and protected from abuse and exploitation. As such, childhood means much more than just the space between birth and the attainment of adulthood. It refers to the state and condition of a child’s life, to the quality of those years.


Child’s development Child development refers to how a child becomes able to do more complex things as they get older. Development is different than growth. When we talk about normal development, we are talking about developing skills like: •

Gross motor: using large groups of muscles to sit, stand, walk, run, etc., keeping balance, and changing positions. Fine motor: using hands to be able to eat, draw, dress, play, write, and do many other things. Language: speaking, using body language and gestures, communicating, and understanding what others say. Cognitive: Thinking skills: including learning, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning, and remembering. Social: Interacting with others, having relationships with family, friends, and teachers, cooperating, and responding to the feelings of others.



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