Journal: Human Development - Extended Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024

Human Development welcomes all manner of conceptual articles — both theoretical and metatheoretical — related to the study of development. With each methodological and technological innovation in developmental science arrives both new conceptual confusions and opportunities for achieving new levels of conceptual clarity in the discipline. We enthusiastically call for manuscripts that identify and resolve such conceptual confusions, both in theory and method, as well as manuscripts that advance longstanding efforts to elucidate the metatheoretical assumptions underlying the study of development. We would also like to especially encourage conceptual analysis and advancement related to the following topics: 

  • Current epistemologies in the study of development
  • Developmental relations between so-called “higher” (e.g., executive function) and “lower” (e.g., sensorimotor sense-making) psychological processes
  • Less well represented areas within developmental science such as the development of imagination and development in adulthood and older adults


Please select the option “Call for Papers: New Ideas in the Field of Human Development” when submitting your manuscript and mention this Call for Papers in your cover letter. 

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