It’s Only a Stage
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Historically, human beings have had some pretty strange ideas about children. In the 1500s, for example, children over 6 years of age were thought to be (and expected to act like) little adults. In England laws protected animals from abuse, but not children!
Maybe that’s why the field of developmental psychology is still a baby; it wasn’t born until the first half of the twentieth century. Research in this area has exploded in the past few years, as new techniques ...