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Developmental psychology

The study of development in psychology is the study of changes over time in the phenomenon of interest. The articles in this section show clear evidence of a developmental approach. A developmental approach requires research over the period of time during which the changes of interest are occurring, whether relatively short (microgenetic changes) or relatively long (ontogenetic changes).

  1. Content type: Review

    Physical punishment remains a common practice in the USA despite significant empirical evidence of its potential harm and ineffectiveness, arguments that its use violates children’s human rights, and professio...

    Authors: Cindy Miller-Perrin and Robin Perrin

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:16

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  2. Content type: Research

    This study’s objective was to identify the predictive effect of indicators concerning social vulnerability, chronic adversity, and maternal depression on behavioral problems among school-aged children, accordi...

    Authors: Ana Karina Braguim Martineli, Fernanda Aguiar Pizeta and Sonia Regina Loureiro

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:11

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  3. Content type: Research

    Adolescence is an important developmental period that is characterised by heightened problems of adjustment. The aim of this study is to analyse adolescents’ adjustment, and to explore the typologies and dimen...

    Authors: Joana Jaureguizar, Elena Bernaras, Paola Bully and Maite Garaigordobil

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:8

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  4. Content type: Research

    Autism is defined by persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction in multiple contexts as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior. There are also reported difficulties in t...

    Authors: Cristina de Andrade Varanda and Fernanda Dreux Miranda Fernandes

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:15

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  5. Content type: Research

    We investigated differences in IQ and visual-constructive skills in school-age children evaluated as developmentally delayed or typically developed in early childhood. Sixty-four participants from a Brazilian ...

    Authors: Luciane da Rosa Piccolo, Joice Dickel Segabinazi, Olga Garcia Falceto, Carmen Luiza Correa Fernandes, Denise Ruschel Bandeira, Clarissa Marceli Trentini, Claudio Simon Hutz and Jerusa Fumagalli Salles

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:41

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  6. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to assess the effect of family socioeconomic status (SES) and parental education on non-verbal IQ and on the processing of oral and written language, working memory, verbal memory and...

    Authors: Luciane da Rosa Piccolo, Adriane Xavier Arteche, Rochele Paz Fonseca, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira and Jerusa Fumagalli Salles

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:23

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  7. Content type: Research

    The study evaluated mothers of preterm infants who were discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with regard to their personal characteristics and those of their infants as well as the role that...

    Authors: Elaine Cristina Vargas Dadalto and Edinete Maria Rosa

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:7

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  8. Content type: Research

    This study tested social status correlates of aggression and bullying and how these are influenced by peer groups’ normative beliefs about aggression and prosocial behavior among 1165 fourth, fifth and sixth g...

    Authors: Diego Palacios and Christian Berger

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:10

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  9. Content type: Research

    Up until now research studies carried out on abused children have rarely taken in consideration the impact of maltreatment on the locus of control; furthermore results concerning the distribution of attachment in...

    Authors: Antonio Roazzi, Grazia Attili, Lorenza Di Pentima and Alessandro Toni

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:8

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