Human Development: Contexts and Processes

Neerja Sharma and Nandita Chaudhary


This chapter begins where Kaur, Menon, and Konantambigi (2001) concluded the discussion in the previous survey of research in developmental psychology. The final review of research work in their chapter raised several substantive, methodological, and theoretical issues about research in India. While reviewing the work and identifying blind areas, the authors remarked that there was a specific absence of integrative paradigms in research studies, where processes from different domains are combined, like biological with the social, physical, and other, thereby seriously limiting the relevance of much of the work. Additionally, it was felt that studies ...

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