ERIC Number: EJ529871
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Relative Plasticity, Integration, Temporality, and Diversity in Human Development: A Developmental Contextual Perspective about Theory, Process and Method.
Lerner, Richard M.
Developmental Psychology, v32 n4 p781-86 Jul 1996
Comments on the special theme issue examining the roles of socialization, biology, and culture as they affect adaptive and maladaptive developmental outcomes. Proposes a theory-guided research approach, based on four assumptive components of contemporary developmental theories: systematic change and relative plasticity; relationism and integration; embeddedness and temporality; and generalizability limits, diversity, and individual differences. (AA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Behavior Development, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Theories, Biological Influences, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Emotional Development, Individual Development, Predictor Variables, Psychological Patterns, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems, Social Development, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: "Development, Transitions, and Adjustments in Adolescence."