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Guidance for online research on student development theories.

About this guide

This library research guide is designed to give you search tips and advice for conducting research on theories of student development.  There is a wide range of literature on these theories. 

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In order to be your most effective in locating credible and relevant information on a type of theory, we have a few pointers to set your research off in the best directions!

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Welcome PADM 671 Students!

The following information on searching for student development theories is here:

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Attention E-Learners, These Resources are for You!

On-campus student? E-Learner student? – UAS libraries provides many online resources for the convenience of all students.  As you use this guide, you'll notice that it includes information about searching and finding both print and online resources.  All students have access to our electronic resources.  You will need your UA username and password to access our e-resources, like eBooks and the full text of articles online.  If you need to retrieve or reset your UA username and password, visit ELMO.

If you are an e-Learner, see our brief information on getting books and articles and our services for all students webpage to learn more about how to get the materials you need for your research and study.  

Main Types of Development Theories

PSYCHOSOCIAL

(Chickering)

 

COGNITIVE-STRUCTURAL

(Perry)

 

HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL