Research Foundations of Human Development and Family Science: Science versus Nonsense is a work written by Kathleen D. Dyer and published by Routledge in 2022. This book comprehensively explains the latest theory, methodology, and research findings in human development and family science. The book explores the conceptual foundations of human development and family science, introduces readers to relevant theoretical approaches and research methodologies, and addresses essential topics such as child development, family interactions, family dynamics, and factors influencing human development in the family context. This book is an essential resource for students, researchers, and professionals interested in understanding the complexities of human development and family interactions in a changing society.


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Author Bio(s)

Jam’an Fahmi is a master’s candidate in the Department of Chemistry Education at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. His research interests include teaching and learning, science education, and assessment. Please direct correspondence to jamanfahmi2015@gmail.com.

Fadli Agus Triansyah is a master’s candidate in the Department of Economic Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. His research interests are in education, learning, economics, management, and learning media. Contact him at fadliagustriansyah@upi.edu

Aulia Riski is a master’s student in Educational Administration, at the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia. The focus of his research is leadership, planning, and education management. Contact him at auliariski45@upi.edu.


The authors would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia's Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP/Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education) for sponsoring their master's studies and providing assistance for this publication.

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