Graduate Programs Coordinator
Developmental psychology is a cross-disciplinary research area with the goal of understanding how we as humans grow and change over time. It bridges across diverse fields of inquiry, such as cognition, linguistics, social psychology, neuroscience and health psychology.
Faculty in our area study an extensive scope of topics across both special populations and typically developing individuals, like the development of language and communication, environmental and situational factors influencing development and cross-cultural differences in children’s experiences. We also employ diverse methodologies, including in-lab measurements of infants’ perceptual responses, children’s behaviour in play-based tasks, electrophysiological brain and cardiovascular responses in children and their caregivers, biomarkers of hormonal and immune function, surveys and analysis of audio recordings of young children’s everyday experiences.
Graduates from our program are prepared for a wide range of careers in government, schools, business and universities.