Department of Applied Psychology

Developmental Psychology

The mission of the PhD program in Developmental Psychology is to provide students with a strong foundation in developmental theories and research from a lifespan perspective. Students examine individual and environmental influences at multiple, nested levels on the development of infants, preschoolers, children, adolescents, and adults, especially in urban environments. In particular, the program focuses on the ways in which culture and context shape developmental processes, including social and emotional, cognitive, identity, and language development.

What expertise do graduate students acquire in the Developmental Psychology program?