Why computer models help to understand developmental processes

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It is argued that simulating psychological processes by means of computer models is a valuable technique to increase our understanding of adolescent developmental processes. Modelling offers possibilities to test hypotheses that cannot be reached by designing empirical studies only and it allows us to investigate adolescent development as the complex and non-linear process that it is.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Early online date24-Apr-2017
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2017


  • Adolescent development
  • Developmental processes
  • Methodology
  • Theory based modelling

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