Psychology is by no means just the study of adult minds and emotions. In an increasingly complex and stressful world, children are just as affected by the anomalies of everyday life as adults. The sad history of modern society speaks of child abuse, incest, family discord, drug and alcohol abuse and other major problems.
Had child psychology been a better understood topic three or four decades ago, the current rate of juvenile delinquency and delinquency might not have reached such alarming levels. It is the feelings and reactions to the inputs during childhood that formulate an adolescent’s guidelines and beliefs for the future life.
In addition, there are many problems that affect children in particular, regardless of environmental and social circumstances. Child psychology deals with clinical problems that beset children and early adolescents. These include intellectual disabilities, autism, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, behavioral disorders, and complications from deafness, blindness, and the like. Many language disorders in children can also be corrected by a trained child psychologist.
It is now known that psychological problems that arise in childhood can later lead to serious consequences such as crime. At the very least, unresolved psychological complications can lead to an unhappy and traumatized adulthood. These are some of the potholes along the highway of modern life that child psychologists are helping to fill.
Interestingly, child psychology also finds crucial application in the problems of particularly gifted children. Children with learning difficulties have problems with the educational and family systems. In the same way, so-called child prodigies find themselves alienated from mainstream life because of their extraordinary talents and abilities. With any early and late childhood imbalance, a child psychologist can avert serious problems.
Thanks to Peter Emerson