Developmental psychologists study growth and development that occurs throughout the entire lifespan. This includes not only physical development, but also cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality and emotional growth.
Developmental psychologists often evaluate children with developmental disabilities or delays.Photo by Kim Gunkel - iStockPhoto
The study of human development is important not only to psychology, but also to biology, anthropology, sociology, education and history. Developmental psychologists help us better understand how people change and grow and then apply this knowledge to helping us live up to our full potential.
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