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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Student Experience

Before Developmental Psychology

Current students' experiences before entering the Developmental Psychology program (N=12).

Undergraduate Degrees in:

  • Biology/Neuroscience 
  • Business Administration 
  • Criminology 
  • Foreign Language (French, German) 
  • Human Development 
  • Psychology

Completed Master's Degrees:

Completed a master’s degree before enrolling in the Developmental Psychology program. 

  • 25% Yes
  • 75% No

Master’s Degrees in:

  • Education 
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Psychology 

Full-time Job:

Had a full-time job before enrolling in the Development Psychology program. 

  • 58% Yes
  • 42% No


Employment Areas:

Developmental Psychology Students who worked full-time held jobs in the following areas:

  • Brand Consulting 
  • Guest Services 
  • Nonprofit
  • Lab Manager
  • Psychology Research

Average Age:

  • 24 years old when applying

Meet Student Award Winners

Meet Canan Tugberk

Linda & Arthur Carter Family Award Recipient

Meet Sarah Vogel

Felix M. Warburg Memorial Recipient

Meet Our Current Students

Elisha Arnold

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Lauren Mims

Anna Bennet

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Niobe Way

Scott Z. Brauer

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selcuk Sirin

Morgan Boyd

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Lauren Mims

Elysia Choi

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selcuk Sirin

Lissete Giménez

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Natalie Brito

Jessica Huancacuri

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Gigliana Melzi

Kristy Lai

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Catherine Tamis-LeMonda

Tessa McNaboe

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Antje von Suchodoletz & Dr. Selcuk Sirin

Paola Montufar Soria

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Gigliana Melzi

Esther (Jieun) Sin

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selcuk Sirin, Dr. Niobe Way, Dr. Sumie Okazaki

Mackenzie Swirbul

Principal Advisor(s): Dr.Catherine Tamis-Lemonda, Dr. Gigliana Melzi

Rachel Taffe

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Niobe Way

R. Canan Tugberk

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selçuk Şirin, Dr.Gigliana Melzi