Social Development

(ISSN 1467-9507)


Aims and Scope

Social Development is a major international journal that explores all aspects of social development in the early parts of the lifespan (generally infancy through adolescence) as seen from a psychological stance. We provide an outlet for innovative and high-quality empirical research, debates and comments on theoretical and empirical issues, and literature reviews.

At Social Development we aim to foster a developmental science perspective. By this we mean a focus on the developmental processes that underlie the origins of, maintenance of, and change in social development, and we particularly support research (a) that considers the trajectory in development within the scope of where individuals have come from and where they are going, and (b) across systems, including cultural and historical influences, and within systems, including interrelations between social, cognitive, physiological systems. We are also interested in publishing research that informs both basic science and application, and that, in its conduct, scope, and implications, contributes to the intersection of developmental science and various forms of justice (including but not restricted to economic, social, racial, environmental, international justice).

Journal content includes, but is not restricted to, developmental questions pertaining to social cognition, emotion experience and understanding, peer and family relationships, social skills, and theories of mind. We welcome a variety of methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, archival, etc.). We also invite researchers to submit papers for review under our Methodology and Emergency Psychology calls for research, and the Quartet series (groupings of four papers that create a coherent story together). Social Development is essential reading for developmental psychologists, social psychologists, and all those concerned with research or teaching in the field of social development.


development, social, psychology, child, children, developmental, psychological, empirical, cognition, peer, relationships, attachment, formation, emotional, journal, article, research, analysis, periodical, reviews, book, studies, theory

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Dyscypliny naukowe:

  • etnologia i antropologia kulturowa
  • nauki o zdrowiu
  • nauki o rodzinie
  • ekonomia i finanse
  • nauki socjologiczne
  • pedagogika
  • psychologia
  • stosunki międzynaropdowe