© 1991

Annals of Theoretical Psychology

  • Paul Van Geert
  • Leendert P. Mos

Part of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology book series (AOTP, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mark L. Howe, F. Michael Rabinowitz
    Pages 65-71
  3. Paul van Geert
    Pages 73-89
  4. Willis F. Overton
    Pages 191-235
  5. Ellin Kofsky Scholnick
    Pages 249-259
  6. Roger A. Dixon, Richard M. Lerner, David F. Hultsch
    Pages 279-323
  7. Roger A. Dixon, Richard M. Lerner, David F. Hultsch
    Pages 357-368
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 369-385

About this book


This is the first of a two-volume work in the Annals series devoted to developmental psychology. The project was originally conceived in 1985 when Paul van Geert, who had just completed his Theory building in developmental psychology (North Holland, 1986), agreed to col­ laborate on anAnnals volume examining foundational issues pertaining to the concept of development. The project attracted considerable interest and, in view of the length of the resulting manuscript, a decision was made to publish it in two volumes. Fortunately, the contributors provided coherent perspectives on two relatively distinct developmen­ tal themes which served to facilitate our task of dividing their contribu­ tions into two volumes. The first volume deals with the foundations of developmental theory and methodology; the second volume -to appear as Volume 8 of the Annals -with theoretical issues in developmental psychology. In this first volume, the contributions by Willis Overton and Joachim Wohlwill were completed in 1988, those by Roger Dixon, Richard Lerner, and David Hultsch, and Paul van Geert in 1989. Commentaries followed quickly and replies to commentaries were completed in 1990. Paul van Geert provides a general framework within which the founda­ tional issues of development are discussed. He is especially concerned with the nature of transition models and the structure of time in developmental theory. The relationship between methods and framework, or theory, is the topic of Joachim Wohlwill's contribution.


development developmental psychology psychology theoretical psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Van Geert
    • 1
  • Leendert P. Mos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical PsychologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Annals of Theoretical Psychology
  • Editors Paul Van Geert
    Leendert P. Mos
  • Series Title Annals of Theoretical Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-44053-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-6714-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-3842-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 385
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology Research
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