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child psychology

  1. the study of the mental states and processes of children.
  2. the application of psychological techniques to children.
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Origin of child psychology

First recorded in 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for child psychology

Historical Examples

  • I am not going to add a chapter to that most unsatisfactory of all studies, child-psychology.

    My Autobiography

    F. Max Mller

  • To more special subjects the pessimist then turns, such as crystallography, eugenics, child-psychology.

  • Works on child-psychology abound in observations that leave no possible room for doubt on this point.