Life History Research Society Biennial Meeting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 7th-10th 2014
The 2014 Life History Research Society Meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, May 7th - May 10th
The Life History Research Society is an informal, multi-disciplinary group of scholars who are pursuing prospective longitudinal research examining various aspects of human development. The unifying theme of this society is the longitudinal research approach: the study of human development across time. Studies range from examining a population over the course of a year to multi-generational studies examining relationships between grandparents, parents, and their children. The focus of the longitudinal programs of research varies widely, from delinquency and criminality to various psychosocial (i.e. happiness, financial autonomy), life-transition (i.e. puberty, retirement, etc), and health-related outcomes (i.e. internalizing behaviors).
The society has been having meetings for over three decades at approximately 18 month intervals at different international venues. The objectives of these conferences are to (1) share information that will advance the study of human development and influence the next generation of longitudinal studies, (2) promote multidisciplinary research and interdisciplinary dialogue/collaboration around a common theme, and (3) foster communication between senior and junior researchers, and researchers and students.
Life History Research Society meetings attract researchers from around the world. The nature of the meeting and of the scholars who have been part of the Life History Research Society make it a rare opportunity for longitudinal researchers from different disciplines and different countries to come together to discuss common problems and successes. Sessions focus on new research relating to antisocial behavior, mental and physical health, and psychosocial development, as well as methodologies, statistical analyses and problems specific to longitudinal research.