Developmental

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The Developmental program area oversees the Developmental (DEV) concentration.  The Developmental program area is relatively small and offers personalized training in the concentration for its students.  The concentration trains scholars in the methods and the science of normative as well as atypical paths of development from infancy through adolescence.  The curriculum is designed individually by the student in conjunction with faculty advisors.

Our collective goal is to prepare doctoral level scientists  to serve as faculty in university and other research or applied settings and to prepare professionals who will advance the science and practice within developmental psychology.

Areas of particular concentration include: typical and atypical development of communication and language and issues surrounding school achievement and policy.  Both basic and applied foci are reflected across research laboratories. Genetic, neuropsychological, perceptual, cognitive, communicative, linguistic, methodological, social context , and policy concerns are represented  in the coursework and research programs.  Understanding development within diverse populations is central to our research and training.

Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Area of Focus Initiative:  Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language & Literacy
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Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning
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Center for Research on School Safety
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Partnership for Urban Health Research
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