Developmental psychology

Susan Ervin-Tripp
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The modern field of developmental psychology is a descendant of the 18th and 19th century natural history movement. Nineteenth century observers like Darwin, who studied his son’s development in comparison with other species, and many diarists who observed their own children, created a body of descriptive literature which was part of the same movement of close observation that affected ethology.

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