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Your childhood is everything that happens from when you are born to when you become an adult (whatever that means) and psychologists are fascinated by it. For example, attachment theory says that a strong emotional and physical attachment between a child and at least one parent or caregiver is critical to a child’s development. Psychologists are interested in the different relationships children have, such as the roles of parents, and what happens when a child has multiple attachments, or none at all.
In this zone, you might meet psychologists looking at how different childhood environments can affect people’s mental health, how children understand their sense of self and relationships with others, or how what happens to you in childhood affects the adult you become.