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.
ADS Training and Education
Biographies of Applied Developmental Scientists
Culture and Diversity
Development Promoting Interventions
Ecology of Human Development
Emotional and Social Development
Religiosity and Spirituality