Science of human development

What is whole child development? What are the steps of development? What are the sensitive periods of brain plasticity? How to best support the development? What factors impact development? The science that tries to answer those questions is called Developmental Psychology.

Here is an attempt to call for all the scientists around the world to contribute to mapping human development in a way that can be used in supporting it in education. The idea is to have an accessible summary of the scientific literature and knowledge for use in education. Your contribution is precious!

For educators who want to become amateur scientists, you can search for scientific literature on google scholar, or .  If you need to access a paper you can check it at 

Map of human development 

Click here to modify the document below, click here to access the database (sorry not clean yet). If any of you knows how to create a tool to have a dynamic interactions/ link between visuals and database, please send suggestions to: It is possible that this work has potential to be published, so if you are interested in participating email

Map of the development of a human.pptx

Interesting scientific studies:

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Interesting scientific studies:

A list of peer-reviewed scientific papers per topic. 

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