How you developed

Your emotional and intellectual make-up was determined by your unique pathway through life. Understanding how we develop as children has always been a big focus in psychology. More recently, our development has been studied as a life-long process, as we change through the whole course of our lives.

Psychology of the newborn

Human beings begin in a peculiarly helpless state. We have a limited behavioural repertoire at birth, for example, the rooting and sucking reflex and crying. Compared to other mammals, we are born before our brain and body are complete. If we stayed in the womb for the same proportion of the life cycle as other primates, ...

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