The Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD) invites proposal submissions for its 10th Biennial Meeting. The central mission of SSHD is to provide an organization that moves beyond age-segmented scholarly organizations to foster an integrative, interdisciplinary approach to theories of, research on, and applications of Developmental Science across the life span/life course.
As the world becomes more complex and at the same time more connected, a great challenge for all peoples is to find a way to live positive, meaningful and significant lives. Three themes that are centrally involved in finding and sustaining positive purpose are creativity, spirituality and health. Increased research interest in these three areas makes them a timely set of themes for this Biennial Meeting of SSHD, which brings scholars from the many disciplines of Human Development and Developmental Science together to share their newest work. The meeting will invite leading scholars and researchers to present and discuss their most recent findings, current major challenges, and future plans, all in a multidisciplinary small scale setting that affords exchange, collaboration and application. The conference brings together graduate students, emerging scholars, established scholars and people from the worlds of policy and practice to share their work and real world experience.