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About the ISSBD Bulletin

The ISSBD Bulletin is published twice a year, and features submissions of general concern to Society Members. Included regularly in the ISSBD Bulletin are notices regarding the following:

  • Young scholars’ activities and concerns
  • Upcoming ISSBD sponsored events
  • Past ISSBD sponsored activities
  • Future international conferences
  • Grant, award and educational opportunities
  • Calls for submissions
  • Requests for information
  • Opportunities for international collaborations
  • Letters to the Editor

The Bulletin Editors welcome submissions and input from ISSBD members. Suggestions regarding possible ideas for special sections or for new directions for the Newsletter, as well as Letters to the Editor responding to past Bulletin articles are strongly encouraged.

Special Sections:

Each issue of the ISSBD Bulletin features a special section centered on a seminal topic in life span human development in a cultural context. The format of the special section is designed to include multiple theoretical perspectives on the issues under consideration as well as to promote scholarly exchange and debate. Comprising essays authored by leading international scholars, each issue consists of 3-5 target articles, followed by several commentaries responding to these articles. Moreover, reports will introduce labs around the world who conduct research relating to the special section. These labs are unique research environments, apply outstanding methodologies, or form distinctive collaborations.

The special section addresses timely concerns that are of broad interest to ISSBD members and to developmental psychology in an international context. Titles of recent special sections of the Bulletin include: "The Brain Factor in Understanding Psychological Development", "Aging and Close Relationships", "Research on interventions targeting the promotion of positive development" and "Social change and human development"

You are invited to contact the Editor Karina Weichold ( to discuss ideas concerning potential contributions to the Bulletin

Meet the Editors

The Bulletin is edited by Karina Weichold, University of Jena, Germany, and Deepali Sharma, Christ University, India. The publication is copy edited by Lucy Hahn of Murdoch University, Australia. For full contact details, click here.

Previous Bulletins

ISSBD are very pleased to provide access to the full back archive of Bulletins (1998 to date). You can access the archive, here.


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