Life-Span Development Resources



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.

Early Adulthood

Middle Adulthood

Late Adulthood

Death & Bereavement


Institute for Behavioral Genetics

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.

The Parent's Page

A list of resources for parents and parents-to-be, focusing on issues of pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, family planning, and parentling.

Baby Web

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

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.

Adoption: What to Expect at Different Ages

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.

Jean Piaget Page

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.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Information and resources concerning psychological problems that arise among children

Birth Psychology

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."

Brave New World of Child Care

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

Child Abuse Yellow Pages

Collection of resources related to child abuse that includes issues pertaining to the psychological problems of children

Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography Online Edition

This journal publishes abstracts of articles from a variety of other journals; this content is available online for a trial period

Child Development Resources

Includes a review of classic theories of child development (listed separately below), a bulletin board, and a set of links to other resources

Child-Neuro Home Page

The main purpose of this site is to coordinate the available internet resources concerning issues in Child Neurology, both for professionals and patients

Developmental Psychology

A leading journal in developmental psychology

Guide to the Internet for professionals in child mental health

"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."

Infants, Babies, Children, Childbirth

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"


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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

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

Journal of Research on Adolescence

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.

Journal of Adolescence

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

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies

Information on organisations who deal specifically with adolescent research


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APA Division 20

Site of APA's Division for Adult Development and Aging contains many resources

Internet and E-Mail Resources on Aging

Site includes links concerning many aspects of aging including psychology- related links

Society for Research in Adult Development

"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."

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