ERIC Number: ED234927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Editor's View of the State of Applied Developmental Psychology.
Cocking, Rodney R.
Addressed are issues and problems of definition that arose in establishing a new scientific journal. Specifically, the problems considered are those confronting the "Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology" (JADP) in its first 5 years of existence. The first matter of definition discussed is the editor's role. Ways in which editorial power was used in attempts to influence the direction of the JADP are traced, and problems in giving definition to a somewhat hybrid field such as applied and developmental psychology are indicated. Three areas considered important for applied developmental research are specified, as are criteria for acceptable applied developmental research. Also discussed are aspects of publishing, including acceptance rates, quality of manuscripts, probability of publication, and factors affecting acceptance/rejection of articles. Concluding remarks delineate impressions of the way the field of applied developmental psychology is perceived. It is recommended that the discipline aim to establish a clearer identity and work to specify problem areas for which little data exist and for which applied developmental analysis could be useful. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Acceptance; Applied Developmental Psychology; Research Practice Relationship; Research Priorities
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (91st, Anaheim, CA, August 26-30, 1983).