Learning and Developmental Theories

Family members; especially parents and primary caregivers, can use psychological learning theories to predict family behaviours, and maintain family dynamics. Each different theory, where applicable, is also be maintained differently. Learning theories vary, and allow different methods for parents, teachers, and other caregivers; to assist in the learning process at all life stages.

Language and Education Influence Development

During my research as a new mom; I came across a website focused on Community Based Psychological Support. I would like to share this link as it provide valuable information with regards to developmental stages, cognitive thought creation, and abstract thinking.


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