Social Development

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Edited By: Elizabeth A. Lemerise, Amy Halberstadt and Luna Centifanti

Impact Factor: 1.8

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 31/69 (Psychology Developmental)

Online ISSN: 1467-9507


Aims and Scope

Social Development is a major international journal dealing with all aspects of children's social development as seen from a psychological stance. It provides an outlet for empirical reports, debates and comments on theoretical and empirical issues, literature reviews and in-depth book reviews.

The main focus of Social Development is on development in childhood with lifespan, cross-species and cross-cultural perspectives enhancing our understanding of human development also explored. Coverage includes a wide range of topics such as social cognition, peer relationships, social interaction, attachment formation, emotional development and children's theories of mind. It is essential reading for developmental psychologists, social psychologists and all those concerned with teaching or research in the field of social development.

Social Development is published 4 times per year.

Effective with the 2016 volume, Social Development will be published in an online-only format.


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