Developmental Neuropsychology is devoted to exploring relationships between brain and behavior across the life span, this journal publishes scholarly papers on the appearance and development of behavioral functions such as language, perception, and cognitive processes as they relate to brain functions and structures. Appropriate subjects include early cognitive behaviors in normal and brain-damaged children, plasticity and recovery of function after early brain damage, the development of complex cognitive and motor skills, and specific and nonspecific disturbances such as learning disabilities, mental retardation, schizophrenia, stuttering, and developmental aphasia. In the gerontologic areas, they include neuropsychological analyses of normal age-related changes in brain and behavioral functions such as sensory, motor, cognitive, and adaptive abilities; studies of age-related diseases of the nervous system; and recovery of function in later life.
Developmental Psychology focuses on how people mature and learn throughout their lifetime. Developmental psychology involves with a theory in which it divides child growth into different stages which are characterized by qualitative differences in behavior. There are number of different views about the way in which psychological and physical development proceed throughout the life span. The study of development has been one of the important features of sociology, and deals with causes and consequences of economic change in society. Individuals develop social and emotional skills across the lifespan, with specific consideration to childhood and adolescence is called social development.