Chapter 1 notes: child development: themes, theories, and methods. It seeks to answer it in two ways. Darwin conducted research on infants" sensory capacities and young children"s emotions. This helped people understand that you can do research on children. Watson continued the formal analysis of children"s learning capacities. Baldwin being appointed to uoft was significant to canadian development of psych. Freud and piaget were also great contributors (though he created the first lab on british soil: he also did many labs using his daughter on topics such as handedness. Other big movements in psych in canada was the opening of st. george"s school for child psych in toronto which was initially headed by blatz (who did the study on the. These themes concern the origins of human behaviour, the pattern of developmental change over time, and the individual and contextual factors that define and direct child development.