Developmental Psychology

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Developmental psychology, also known as human development, is concerned with various components of human psychology and how they change over time. These aspects of development complement several other areas of psychology, including studies of personality,cognition and social abilities.  It is a scientific study of methodical psychological changes that take place over the course of an individual’s life […]

Educational Psychology

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Educational psychology is a branch of mainstream psychology which deals with the psychological aspects of teaching and formal learning processes. It is a broad field which involves the study of how humans learn in educational settings, the psychology of teaching, the efficacy of educational interventions as well as the social psychology of schools as organizations. It also incorporates topics that cover human […]

Timeline of Children’s Rights in the United States

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The timeline of children’s rights in the United States includes various events ranging from mass demonstrations to youth activism.  Children’s rights in the U.S. have a long history dating back to the latter part of the eighteenth century and ranges from the early beginnings of European settlements in North America. I will fast track and provide an overview of the events that transpired in […]

Delayed Puberty

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Puberty is said to be delayed when a girl or a boy has gone through the usual age of onset of puberty without any physical or hormonal signs that it is beginning. The typical signs of puberty normally appear by age 13 for girls and age 14 for boys. However, puberty may be delayed for a number of years […]

Precocious Puberty

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Precocious puberty, also called pubertas praecox, refers to the unusually early onset of puberty or the appearance of physical and hormonal signs of pubertal development at an earlier age than is considered normal. Precocious puberty may be a deviation from normal development, or may be caused by a disease or abnormal hormone exposure. There are two types of precocious puberty; the […]

Teen Dating Violence

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Dating violence has been defined by the United Sates Department of Justice as “the perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within the context of dating or courtship.” Dating among teenagers from its coverappears like a totally distinct realm where violence ceases to exist. However, statistics show that one in every five teens has experiencedviolence from    […]

Sex Education

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SIECUS State by State from Stuart Productions on Vimeo. Sex education is broad term that encompasses a wide range of topics that relate to human sexual anatomy, sexual intercourse, sexual reproduction, reproductive health, reproductive rights, contraception, and other facets of human sexual behavior. Sex education can be a part of school programs but it can […]