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Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science

Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science

Two Volume Set
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July 2012 | 1 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science is an important and timely contribution to this burgeoning field. This two-volume set is the authoritative source that encompasses the entire range of concepts and topics involved in the study of applied developmental science. Its contents and levels have broad appeal across the diverse audiences interested in how the application of knowledge about human development can be used to enhance the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

The breadth of activity in applied developmental science makes adequate representation of its concepts and topics a daunting challenge. To this end, the Encyclopedia seeks to answer the following questions:

- How may information about this field be integrated in a manner accessible, meaningful, and useful to the next generation of the leaders of our nation and world?

- How may we best convey the knowledge necessary for them to understand the nature of their development and the way that they may contribute positively to their own lives, to their families and communities, and to the designed and natural environments of which they will be stewards?

The Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science provides the most effective way to address these questions. It includes entries written in an authoritative but not overly technical manner by the broad range of scholars and practitioners involved in applied developmental science. In addition to an alphabetical table of contents, there is a readers' guide that organizes the entries into 30 content categories to help the reader locate similarly themed entries with ease.

Topics Covered:

Adolescent Development

ADS Training and Education

Adult Development

Biographies of Applied Developmental Scientists

Child Development

Civic Engagement

Culture and Diversity

Development Promoting Interventions

Developmental Assessment

Developmental Disorders

Developmental Processes

Developmental Risks

Ecology of Human Development

Emotional and Social Development





Historical Influences

Infant Development



Personality Development

Religiosity and Spirituality

Research Methodology


Social Issues



Youth Programs

“The most comprehensive, one-stop source for the latest in applied developmental science.”

Don Floyd
President and CEO, National 4-H Council

Celia B. Fisher

Celia B. Fisher, PhD, Director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education and Professor of Psychology, holds the Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics and directs the NIDA funded HIV/Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Institute. Dr. Fisher served as a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Ethic Committee and later Chaired the APA Ethics Code Task Force responsible for the 2002 revision of the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct that, with the addition of language on human rights amended in 2010 and 2017, is today’s current code. She has also Chaired the Ethics Code Revision... More About Author

Richard M. Lerner

Richard M. Lerner is the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and the Director of the Applied Developmental Science Institute in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University. A developmental psychologist, Lerner received a Ph.D. in 1971 from the City University of New York. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, and American Psychological Society. Prior to joining Tufts University, he held administrative posts at Michigan State University, Pennsylvania... More About Author

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