Child Psychology is a branch of Psychology that studies the development of a human being from the prenatal stage to adolescence. Child Psychology not only looks at the physical aspects of development but also the social, emotional and cognitive angles. In addition, a child’s environment and genetic makeup are taken into context.
Child Psychology looks at the why and how of child development. It analyses different
patterns of behaviour, emotions and learning among other areas. It attempts to explain the social, cultural, environmental and other reasons for differences in development. Apart from studying and analysing child development, Child Psychology also aims to find solutions to problems in development which include but are not limited to learning disabilities and psychological disturbances.
With changing times and growing expectations of children it is all the more important to
understand their development. This will only aid us in serving their needs better.