Making sense of ourselves
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Making sense of ourselves

4 What’s the point of childhood?

The focus of this final section is on developmental psychology and early childhood. Psychologists interested in ‘childhood’ have explored the factors and processes that shape development and allow us to function in the wider social context as we grow.

One of the key purposes of childhood is to develop social capabilities in order to be able to function effectively in the wider social context.

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