Making sense of developmental dynamics

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This commentary on the developmental dynamics special issue in Human Development identifies a set of common principles shared in the target articles. These common principles highlight how the dynamic approach has matured in the last 20 years into a mainstream developmental perspective. The commentary then discusses three core challenges facing the dynamic approach – the challenge of clear communication, the challenge of clearly defining learning in development, and the challenge of embracing the dynamics of neural systems. The commentary concludes with a charge inspired by Esther Thelen’s work – to be relevant in the lives of children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-263
Number of pages9
JournalEarly Human Development
Issue numberSuppl. 3-4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2019

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