Child psychology is the study of the development and behavior of children, from infancy through adolescence. It focuses on the understanding of how children grow, learn, and change as they age, and the factors that influence this development. Child psychologists study areas such as cognitive development, language acquisition, social and emotional development, personality formation, and the impact of genetics and environment on a child's development. They also study the ways in which children interact with their families, peers, and their broader social and cultural contexts. Child psychology has important implications for educational practices, as well as for the diagnosis and treatment of developmental and behavioral disorders in children. The findings of child psychology research inform the development of effective interventions aimed at promoting healthy development and improving the lives of children.
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