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ERIC Number: EJ1145667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2192-001X
Developmental Science: Past, Present, and Future
Lerner, Richard M.
International Journal of Developmental Science, v6 n1-2 p29-36 2012
The goal of developmental science is to describe, explain, and optimize intraindividual changes in adaptive developmental regulations and, as well, interindividual differences in such relations, across life. The history of developmental science is reviewed and its current foci, which are framed by relational developmental systems models that emphasize that change across life occurs through mutually-regulative relations between individuals and their context, are discussed. Finally, ideas about the future of developmental science are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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