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child psychology

the study of the mental states and processes of children.
the application of psychological techniques to children.
Origin of child psychology
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “The rocking-horse and the big-boned Irish hunter” suggest rich mines of child psychology.

    Dickens As an Educator James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  • The presiding Magistrates are usually selected on account of their experience with children and knowledge of child psychology.

    Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck
  • Clearly a course in child psychology would have been of value to these parents in determining a common procedure.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • I started with a view in which Wundt concurs; namely, that child psychology does not exist.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • Gathers up the general results in the field of child psychology.

  • Better if every mother and father were in certain ways an expert in child psychology and hygiene.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • At this point it is that child psychology is more valuable than the study of the mind of animals.

    The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin
  • We must not start, for example, from any dogmatic ideas which we may happen to have held upon the subject of child psychology.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori

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