Doctoral-level forum at which speakers and students address current topics in developmental science including neurobiological, behavioral, and contextual processes across infancy, childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Topics are aimed at consolidation of doctoral students' advanced understanding of theoretical foundations and empirical innovations in the study of human development. Focuses on
social development, emotional development, and cognitive development within multiple cultural and socioeconomic contexts. Areas of research may include children’s language development, development of executive function and effortful control, and cultural and ethnic identity development.