Cross-disciplinary coverage, with contributions from and applications to the fields of psychology, education, human development and family studies, and gerontology.
Highlights classic studies and theories and provides brief biographies of notable researchers and theorists.
A Preface/Introduction spells out the scope, rationale, and audience for the work.
Text entries, organized A to Z, are each followed by a brief list of Further Readings and Cross-References to other entries.
While entries are organized A-to-Z, an alternate table of contents ("Reader's Guide") organizes entries around themes or specific topic areas that allow readers interested in specific topics (e.g., education, physical development, cognitive development, etc.) to find relevant encyclopedia entries more easily.
A general bibliography builds from the Further Reading sections of the individual entries.