Below is a list of some sample search terms and phrases that can be used to find general background information when choosing a topic. Such terms can be used on their own or combined with others to discover topics that may interest you. For example, use two phrases in an advanced search to narrow your results: motor development AND autism would be a good starting point for researching motor development in people with autism.
If you find far too many search results even after combining search terms, try altering and/or adding some terms. In the example above, I found over 30,000 results- but when I changed my search and added a third phrase (motor development AND autism AND toddlers), I narrowed my results to just over 4,500.
Here are some useful subject terms for finding books and articles:
|Adolescence||Childhood Stress (Psychology)||Developmental Psychology|
|Behavioral Assessment of Children||Child Rearing||Early Childhood Education|
|Child Development||Children--Mental Health||Human Development|
|Child Development--Evaluation||Children--Psychology||Infant Psychology|
|Child Development--Psychology||Child Psychology||Infants|
|Child Development--Testing||Child Psychotherapy||Learning, Psychology of|
|Parent and Child||Prejudices in Children||Psychic Trauma in Children|
|Stress in Children|