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In Memoriam: Thérèse Gouin Décarie

In Memoriam: Thérèse Gouin Décarie

I wish to share the sad news that Professor Thérèse Gouin Décarie (1923-2024) has passed away on April 2nd. Professor Décarie was internationally known for her research on infant development and has been a leader in the establishment of the field of developmental...

Electronic books for Ukrainian children soften the blows of war

Electronic books for Ukrainian children soften the blows of war

by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, University of Delaware (USA) & Natalia Kucirkova, University of Stavanger (Norway) In 1971, Michael S. Hart digitized the U.S. Declaration of Independence, making it the first e-book in the world. When e-books for children began to...

Making fathers more visible in parenting research

Making fathers more visible in parenting research

by Natasha J. Cabrera, Ph.D. & Pinar Karan, MA. In 2018, my colleagues and I wrote an article emphasizing the non-contested fact that fathers are parents too, and that research on parents should intentionally include them (Cabrera, Volling, & Barr, 2018). We...

Rethinking Perturbations in Naturalistic Studies of Development

Rethinking Perturbations in Naturalistic Studies of Development

Drew H. Abney University of Georgia For many decades, some developmental scientists have used the framework of dynamic systems to guide theory and prediction about how human infants change while embedded in a complex, social world. A dynamic systems framework has...

In Memoriam: Deborah Kemler Nelson

In Memoriam: Deborah Kemler Nelson

Deborah Kemler Nelson On November 13, 2023, our field lost a shining star.  Professor Deborah Kemler Nelson, the Centennial Chair Emerita of Swarthmore College, passed away surrounded by her loving family. Debby got her PhD in psychology from Brown University with her...

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