Center for Environmental Policy and Administration


Author:Allan Mazur
Date: 2006
Publication:In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Development. Sage.

The field of human development focuses on the growth and development of the human being including physical, social, psychological, and emotional development. Under the broad umbrella of the term human development you find countless topics that range from charting the emotional attachment of an infant to his or her parents and its long-term effects on well-being, media violence and adolescentsí behavior, or factors moderating the natural decline in physical and mental abilities associated with aging.

The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.


Allan Mazur
Center for Environmental Policy and Administration
The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
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