Adult Development and Aging
These links are to some useful sites for students of Life-span Human Development. Explore these sites but remember to come back.
Death & Bereavement
The Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado at Boulder is dedicated to conducting and facilitating research on the genetic and environmental bases of individual differences in behavior. This site contains publications of the IBG, email lists, and links to related sites.
A list of resources for parents and parents-to-be, focusing on issues of pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, family planning, and parentling.
Devoted entirtely to babies, this site contains links to Newsgroups related to babies, articles and papers about various topics related to pregnancy and babies, Frequently Asked Questions, baby-care and baby-development aids, services for expectant and new parents and baby products for sale.
KidSource OnLine is an information service for parents and educators that provides information about children, focusing on heath, education and recreation information. The site also offers links and information about computing and software relevant to children from newborn through 12th grade.
This site provides a good overview of Erikson's first five stages of psychosocial development (through adolescence), presented in terms of behaviors adoptive parents can expect from their adopted children.
Includes a biography of Piaget; an overview and examples of his theory of cognitive development, a bibliography; and links to other developmental psychology authors and theories.
Information and resources concerning psychological problems that arise among children
Pages of the Association for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) where "in these pages you'll be able to explore the many mental and emotional dimensions of pregnancy and birth in everything from scholarly articles to personal stories and late-breaking headlines."
Controversial yet well-written page questions contemporary day-care practices in North America; an inexpensive booklet is available for those who wish to explore this topic further
Collection of resources related to child abuse that includes issues pertaining to the psychological problems of children
This journal publishes abstracts of articles from a variety of other journals; this content is available online for a trial period
Includes a review of classic theories of child development (listed separately below), a bulletin board, and a set of links to other resources
The main purpose of this site is to coordinate the available internet resources concerning issues in Child Neurology, both for professionals and patients
A leading journal in developmental psychology
"This paper offers an overall guide to the Internet and more specifically describes what is available to psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals in child mental health. Ways in which the Internet can be accessed are outlined and comment is made on the place of the Internet in the future of child psychiatry and psychology. A glossary of terms used in this article is provided."
Pages are intented primarily for parents-to-be, but provide information about early physical and psychological development as well
"This Page is about behavioral individuality in infants, children and adults. It is intended as a clearinghouse for research and practical information about temperamental characteristics to be used by parents, students, professionals and others who have an interest in temperament"
Click here to return to the top of the page.Adolescent Directory On-Line (ADOL)
Adolescence Directory On-Line (ADOL) is an electronic guide to information on adolescent issues. It is a service of the Center for Adolescent Studies at Indiana University. Educators, counselors, parents, researchers, health practitioners, and teens can use ADOL to find Web resources.
The Center for Early Adolescence, part of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was founded in 1978 to promote the healthy growth and development of young adolescents
Multidisciplinary in scope, this journal is designed to advance knowledge about the second decade of life. Employing any of a diverse array of methodologies, it publishes original research that includes intensive measurement,multivariate-longitudinal, and animal comparative studies; demographic andethnographic analyses; and laboratory experiments.
The Journal of Adolescence is an international, broadly based, cross-disciplinary journal that addresses itself to issues of professional and academic importance. It provides a forum for all who are concerned with the nature of adolescence, whether they are teaching, carrying out research, providing a service, or offering treatment, guidance, or counseling. The aim of the journal is to foster good practice and encourage research by publishing both empirical and clinical studies together with high quality reviews
Information on organisations who deal specifically with adolescent research
Click here to return to the top of the page.APA Division 20
Site of APA's Division for Adult Development and Aging contains many resources
Site includes links concerning many aspects of aging including psychology- related links
"The international membership of the Society for Research in Adult Development includes people from all disciplines who are interested in positive adult development. Positive adult development refers to development starting in late adolescence and continuing through life. The focus is on expanded capabilities and changes that improve the quality of life."