List of Topics from Surveys of Past Special Topic Meetings

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Here is a list of topics for future meetings suggested in surveys of attendees from the 2018 Special Topic Meetings.

This is (more or less) the raw data, so there are duplicates.

  • Resilience
  • translational science
  • Bridging health and development: measurements and analytical methods.
  • Genomics in the study of development
  • a conference on developmental changes - how to conceptualize it, how to measure it, etc.
  • More around open data and secondary analysis,
  • Mixed methods designs
  • Peer Relationships
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Neighborhoods
  • Education and Technology
  • Research synthesis and big data techniques
  • executive function, poverty and development, early childhood
  • Interdisciplinary child/human development research
  • policy reform and advocacy practices
  • methodology focus, rather than a purely topical focus
  • Intervention/policy analysis
  • non-statistical methods (improving study designs before you collect data)
  • Community / Neighborhood Contexts, Business and Family
  • More methodological concepts that cut across content areas!
  • International studies
  • Methodological topics
  • Measurement & methods for constructs which change across development (e.g. emotion regulation, executive function)
  • A conference highlighting the challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary work.
  • Policy and Practice; Implementation Science
  • I’d like to see more broad topics but on areas like Parenting.
  • Meta-analysis, systematic reviews etc.
  • Measurement and evaluation
  • Diverse families, Transition to parenthood/new families
  • Practitioner perspectives and research
  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Cross-cultural research with children
  • Parenting
  • Resilience and children experiencing trauma
  • Intersectionality in developmental science
  • Social emotional learning
  • -Universal approaches to prevention and well-being promotion
  • children brain development, cognitive and emotional development
  • Adversity and psychobiology
  • Study of youth urban and rural contexts; civic engagement, big data and the study of youth
  • Positive Psychology
  • Online social networking and youth development
  • how religion and spirituality influence development
  • Moral Psychology
  • EQUITY, policy related research, education, applied, positive psychology
  • positive youth development
  • cultural competency/relevance
  • bridging research and practice
  • special topic should be an applied topic.
  • Peer relations in schools
  • A focus on research-practitioner partnerships