Child and Adolescent Psychology

Child & Adolescent psychology is an understanding of the basic psychological needs of children and adolescents, and how the family and other social contexts influence the socio-emotional adjustment, cognitive development, behavioral adaptation and health status of children and adult. Child Psychology includes Psychological development in child (development throughout the lifespan). This branch of psychology focuses on the psychological processes of children from birth to adolescence. It takes note of the psychological changes that occur from infancy. Adolescence is hard time for a child, all the psychological and physical changes occur during this teen age. It is refer to as transitional period in life of an individual. Child psychologists assess and treat children and adolescents. They help children cope with stresses like divorce, death, and family or school transitions. Their clientele may include children with a variety of developmental issues, from learning disabilities to severe mental illness.

Child Psychology includes Psychological development in child (development throughout the lifespan). As we are aware that mental health is absence of mental disorders, different kinds of syndromes during the life span results in mental disorders. Maximum of adolescent and children experience mental disorders. If untreated, then these conditions influence the development. Adolescence is hard time for a child, all the psychological and physical changes occur during this teen age. It is refer to as transitional period in life of an individual. In this session we will have a talk on physical and hormonal changes like negative attitudes, pressures from peers, drug and alcohol abuse, depression in adolescence, puberty changes, issues of sexuality, impact of substance abuse on child, bullying and aggression, impact of culture on adolescent learning, self-harm and suicidal behavior, social life of adolescent, adolescent psychosis, adolescent parental relationship.

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