Our research goal is to understand how the organism and its capabilities develop throughout the lifespan. Our interdisciplinary approach is multi-species, multi-system, and multidisciplinary in nature






  • Areas of Specialty

    The areas offered to students to specialize within the program include, but are not limited to: 

    • Change over time in cognitive 
    • Linguistic 
    • Social
    • Emotional
    • Natural Processes

    Our Faculty members investigate numerous areas of development such as:

    • Plasticity
    • Change in sensory processes
    • Cognitive capacities
    • Language 
    • and more
  • Faculty

    Accepting students for fall 2023:

    • Alison Gopnik
    • Fei Xu
    • Jan Engelmann
    • Qing Zhou
    • Silvia Bunge
    • Mahesh Srinivasan

    Other Faculty:

    • Stephen Hinshaw
    • Lucia F. Jacobs
    • Bacher Keitner
    • Steven Plantadosi
    • Federic Theunissen
    • Linda Wilbrecht
    • Arianne Eason
    • Celeste Kidd

    Other faculty in the department who conduct research involving developing populations include - but may not be limited to:

    • Allison Harvey (Clinical Science)
    • Ozlem Ayduk (Social/Personality)
    • Oliver John (Social/Personality)
    • Qing Zhou (Clinical Science)
    • Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton (Social/Personality)
    • Jason Okonofua (Social/Personality)
    • Kevin Weiner (Cognitive Neuroscience)
  • Affiliated Departments and Institutes

    Beyond the Psychology department, we have close ties with the Institute of Human Development, whose members span numerous departments and schools on-campus.