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ERIC Number: ED249441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Applied Developmental Psychology: What Is Its Relationship to School Psychology?
Buckhalt, Joseph A.
The identity problems of school psychologists are complicated by the emergence of applied developmental psychology. Traditionally, school psychology has recognized developmental psychology as one of its major foundations; however, the two fields are not synonymous. School psychology also applies other disciplinary practices, and conversely, all applications of developmental psychology are not limited to school settings. Applied developmental psychology specifically refers to a doctoral specialty, characterized by an emphasis on developmental research and theory, training for a broad array of settings, a lifespan developmental model, and an interdisciplinary, consultative model. As such, licensure should be separate from clinical licensure. School psychology at the doctoral level may be better termed educational psychology, emphasizing research, evaluation, and consultation within the school setting. Professional recognition and acceptance of applied developmental psychology will depend upon the personal characteristics and attitudes of those in the field. (BL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Applied Developmental Psychology
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).