Human Development & Developmental Processes
The study of normal and atypical patterns of human development across the lifespan.
Research on the origins, nature, determinants, and interaction of cognitive, emotional, perceptual and motor abilities; personality characteristics; social skills. Research programs on childhood and adolescence include: language acquisition and bilingualism; socio-emotional and cognitive processes in normal and high risk infants and young children; family and peer relations; sex differences and sex-role socialization, and predictors of adjustment, in particular across developmental transitions. Research programs on aging examine adaptation to age-related changes and transition, lifestyle factors that maintain competence in elderly women and men, and changes and continuity in cognitive abilities, language, social functioning, subjective well being, and personality.