Type of psychology: Developmental psychology

Fields of study: Adolescence; behavioral and cognitive models; infancy and childhood

Developmental theories allow psychologists to manage and understand the enormous body of data on behavioral development from infancy through old age. Theories of development focus on many different issues and derive from many perspectives and periods in history. All, however, are concerned with explaining stability and change in human behavior as individuals progress through their lives.

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