Normal Psychological Development: Theories and Concepts

  • S. Claire Selzer


The development of each individual child follows a unique path, yet there are common identifiable and predictable patterns of change that occur with age. Knowledge of both the common developmental changes and the specific variations exhibited by individual children is essential in clinical diagnosis and treatment. One’s approach to health and behavioral problems in children is by necessity dependent on the age and developmental status of the child. Although age represents an organizing factor, it is not an explanatory one.


Enrich Environment Individual Child White Coat Conceptual Impetus Dialectical Model 
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