Question by : Any developmental psychology experts?
looking for ways that developmental psychology helps create a better understanding of any aspects of communication.
Answer by Beachgurl
well, humans learn to communicate when they are babies. Communication skills get better as babies/children grow up. Developmental psychology studies how the brain changes with age.
The peak time for learning language is before the age of 5 after that, pruning of the synapses leaves less room in the brain for new language.
One of the more famous studies related to developmental psych and communication/language is “Genie” the 13 year old girl who had been isolated and had no experience with communication until she was found at age 13. Psychologists then studied her to see if at age 13 she could still learn to communicate. Just google it and you’ll get tons of info.
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