Developmental Science and the Holistic Approach

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Lars R. Bergman
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Jan 1, 2000 - Psychology - 484 pages
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This book is the outcome of a symposium where leading researchers, mainly in developmental psychology, came together to discuss the implications of the emerging developmental science and the holistic approach. In doing this, the authors wanted to honor a distinguished colleague, David Magnusson, and his career-long contributions to this field.

The purpose of the book is to discuss the profound implications for developmental science of the holistic paradigm, especially with regard to the individual development within psychology. Against the background of their own empirical, theoretical, or methodological research, the authors have tried to identify what is needed for the developmental theory and methods within this paradigm and discuss possibilities and limitations in relation to conventional approaches.

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VITTORIO CASTELLI received his MS in both statistics and electrical engineering and his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He currently works at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where his main research interests include information theory, statistics, classification, and their applications to performance analysis and computer architecture.
LAWRENCE D. BERGMAN received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and currently works at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. His research interests include user-interfaces and visualization tools for content-based retrieval, and application development environments for pervasive computing.

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