Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and method Book Chapter

Dick, AS, Müller, U. (2017). Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and method . 1-258. 10.4324/8791315174686

cited authors

  • Dick, AS; Müller, U

abstract

  • Developmental science is an interdisciplinary scientific field dedicated to describing, understanding, and explaining change in behavior across the lifespan and the psychological, environmental, and biological processes that co-determine this change during the organism’s development. Developmental science is thus a broad discipline that lies at the intersection of psychology, biology, sociology, anthropology and other allied disciplines. Advancing Developmental Science: Philosophy, Theory, and Method reflects this broad view of developmental science, and reviews the philosophical, theoretical, and methodological issues facing the field. It does so within the Process-Relational paradigm, as described by developmentalist Willis Overton over the course of his career. Within that framework, this book explores development in a number of specific cognitive, neurobiological, and social domains, and provides students and researchers with a comprehensive suite of conceptual and methodological tools to describe, explain, and optimize intraindividual change across the lifespan.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9781138960039

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 258