Welcome to the site of the European Association for Developmental Psychology – EADP

Dear colleagues,

During the period 2013-2015 the EADP embarked on a new goal – the dissemination of evidence-based knowledge to inform European public policy and the broader public of relevant developmental research. Accordingly, for the first time at an EADP conference, we are organizing a debate on the translation of developmental science into meaningful recommendations for policy makers in Europe and beyond. With this goal in mind, we have invited Professor Rainer K. Silbereisen, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, and Professor Christiane Spiel, University of Vienna, Austria, to organize the first debate and host it as moderators.


The Science for Policy Debate took place between two leading international researchers in developmental science, and a renowned social scientist and coordinator of research consortia with policy relevance.

The invited speakers were:
Professor Eveline Crone, Leiden University, The Netherlands, on “Adolescent Brain Development: Risks and Opportunities”
Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University, USA, on “Children in the Age of Sustainable Development”
Professor Hans-Peter Blossfeld, European University Institute, Italy

You can see the debate in our video: Click here (third video).

Best regards


Frosso Motti

President of EADP


Keynotes of the 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology

Keynotes of the 17th EADP conference are now available online:


Click here

Newsletter 2015


With lots of information on the Association scientific activities, the first number of the EADP Newsletter is available. Read about our initiatives and a humorous and vivifying tribute about the history of EADP.


The newsletter will certainly give you all a relaxing reading at this summer season.


Click here for our newsletter

An SRCD-Funded Event in Collaboration With EADP and EARA

SRCD funds an experts’ meeting on the topic of immigrant youth adaptation and well-being. The main goal of the meeting is to generate new insight on explanatory mechanisms on what is presently known about positive youth development (PYD) and positive adaptation of immigrant youth from a global perspective. The meeting is a collaboration between SRCD, the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP), and the European Association of Research in Adolescence (EARA).


More information can be found here

Scientific Program