Society for Research in Child Development SRCD

Child Development Perspectives was launched in July 2007. The journal’s mission is to provide accessible, synthetic reports that summarize emerging trends or conclusions within various domains of developmental research and to encourage multidisciplinary and international dialogue on a variety of topics in the developmental sciences … (full text about child development perspectives).

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Strengthening Africa’s Contributions to Child Development Research (download the full report on the internal link – 36 pdf-pages);
Governance; SRCD on wikipedia
Address: SRCD – Executive Office, 2950 S. State Street, Suite 401, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA;

About /History /The Roots of SRCD:  The field of child development received formal recognition in 1922-23 through the appointment of a subcommittee on Child Development of the National Research Council.  

In 1925, under the direction of Robert S. Woodworth, an eminent experimental psychologist, this group became the Committee in Child Development with offices and staff in the National Academy of Sciences. The purpose of the committee was to integrate research activities and to stimulate research in child development. The committee awarded fellowships, initiated conferences, and began publications. In 1927, 425 scientists were listed in the Directory of Research in Child Development and that same year the first volume of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography was published. In 1933 the Committee on Child Development disbanded and passed the torch to the newly organized Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).

SRCD Today:

  • The Society is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from over 50 countries.
  • The purposes of the Society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings. Our goals are pursued through a variety of programs with the cooperation and service of our governing council, standing committees, and members.

Future Directions of SRCD:

  • As research in human development expands, the need for coordination and integration among the disciplines grows. The Society is constantly working to facilitate such coordination and integration and to assist in the dissemination of research findings. The Society welcomes the increasing interest in child development research and seeks members who share this interest.

Activities of SRCD: … (full long text about).

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