Applications of Developmental Systems Theory to Benefit Human Development: On the Contributions of Gilbert Gottlieb to Individuals, Families, and Communities

Richard M. Lerner, Michelle J. Boyd, Megan K. Kiely, Christopher Michael Napolitano, Kristina L. Schmid

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405187824
StatePublished - Aug 13 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Applied developmental science (ADS) - actions promoting positive development
  • Changing gene (or organism)-context relations - key foci of developmental and evolutionary analysis
  • Developmental science potential - optimizing human life course
  • Developmental systems theories - and A Relational Metamodel
  • Developmental systems theory to human development applications - Gilbert Gottlieb's contributions to individuals, families and communities
  • Gottlieb's developmental systems model - for application of developmental systems theory
  • Human development, organized, systematic and successive changes - within a person's life span
  • Relational thinking and rejection of Cartesian splits - levels of organization within ecology of human development, integrated or fused
  • Scope of applied developmental science (ADS) and ADS activities
  • Sensitivity to individual differences and within-person change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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