International Journal of Developmental Science
Biopsychosocial Mechanisms of Change, Human Development, and Psychopathology - Perspectives from Psychology, Neuroscience, and Genetics
ISSN: 2192-001X NEW
Volume 5; 2 issues
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Status Report: Next issue (volume 5:1) scheduled for September 2011

Aims and Scope
Editorial Board
Submission of Manuscripts
Prof. Herbert Scheithauer
Freie Universität Berlin

Editorial Team
Angela Ittel
Technische Universität Berlin

Tina Malti
University of Toronto

Axel Schölmerich
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Editorial board
L. Ahnert, University of Vienna, Austria U. Lindenberger, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
W.M. Bukowski, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada A. Pike, University of Sussex, UK
W. Edelstein, Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Emeritus), Berlin, Germany C. Salmivalli, University of Turku, Finland
W. Greve, University of Hildesheim, Germany A.J. Sameroff, University of Michigan, USA
A. Grob, University of Basel, Switzerland Developmental Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
L. Jäncke, University of Zurich, Switzerland R.K. Silbereisen, Department of Developmental Psychology and Center for Applied
H. Joas, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, Germany P.K. Smith, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
L. Juang, San Francisco State University, USA U.M. Staudinger, International University Bremen, Germany
M. Keller, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany J. Valsiner, Clark University, Worcester, USA
H. Keller, University of Osnabrück, Germany N. Werner, Washington State University, USA
G. Kempermann, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany D. Wolke, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
C. Lange-Küttner, London Metropolitan University, UK M.R. Zentner, University of Geneva, Switzerland
R.M. Lerner, Tufts University, USA 

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Aims and Scope 
Individual human development is influenced by a multitude of systems, ranging from cultural processes, genetic and physiological incidents up to social interactions. How do these systems cooperate and interact during the course of human development? One of the main goals of Developmental Science is finding an answer to this question.

Since it exceeds the means of researchers from individual scientific disciplines to investigate the simultaneous biopsychosocial changes of systems and how they jointly contribute to the social and adaptive functions of human individuals, a new scientific approach is necessary that links the various traditional scientific disciplines under a biopsychosocial approach to describe individual human development: Developmental Science.

Developmental Science combines concepts and insights from scientific disciplines which hitherto used to independently tackle the research of human and non-human development. As an interdisciplinary approach it examines individuals across the lifespan with the objective of comprehending the development of individuals with different cultural and ethnic as well as biological background, different economic and cognitive potentials and under diverse living conditions. To facilitate the understanding of developmental processes it is also necessary to overcome the disadvantageous separation of “normal” from “abnormal” human development. Thus, the interdisciplinary field of Developmental Science comprises a holistic approach to understanding how different systems interact and influence development throughout life from genetic and physiological processes to social interactions and cultural processes.

The International Journal of Developmental Science is especially devoted to research from the fields of Psychology, Genetics, Neuroscience and Biology and provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for basic research and professional application in the field of Developmental Science. The reader will find original empirical or theoretical contributions, methodological and review papers, giving a systematic overview or evaluation of research and theories of Developmental Science and dealing with typical human development and developmental psychopathology during infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood. All manuscripts pass through a multilevel peer-review process.

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