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Our Research

Faculty in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies conduct basic and applied research related to the development of individuals and families across the lifespan, using a variety of methodological tools. We are guided by the principle that research should not only contribute to scientific knowledge but should also be translated into programs, policies, and applications that promote positive development for individuals, families, and communities. As such, across the department, our efforts are congruent with a growing focus in the field on prevention and intervention science.

Asset 110 Grants

Faculty in the Department Human Development and Family Studies are involved in impactful and innovative externally funded grants.

Faculty research areas in our department cluster in the following areas: Risk, Resilience, and Developmental Psychopathology; Treatment, Intervention, and Prevention Science; Emotion, Regulation, and Relational Processes; and Adult Development and Aging.

Asset 59 Research Labs

Faculty members are engaged in research examining the development of basic human processes, like cognitive, social, and emotional skills, in the contexts of families, schools, culture, diversity, and other contexts, across the life span.

Research Participant Opportunities

We are always seeking research participants for our studies.

  • Asset 109 $16,488,485 Current Grant Portfolio

  • Lightbulb Icon 38 Current Research Grants

  • Asset 106 $3,243,647 FY18 Annual Expenditures

Commitment to Scholarship

Our faculty in the College of Health and Human Sciences are actively engaged in basic and applied research, tackling critical issues on a wide range of human concerns from health and wellness through the life cycle, to educational reform, to sustainable design and housing. As a human-centered college, we are guided by the principle that research should not only contribute to scientific knowledge, but also be translated into programs, policies, and applications that put that knowledge to work. Our faculty members collaborate extensively with colleagues across the college and University and at other universities and agencies. As a student, both graduate and undergraduate, you can take the opportunity to work alongside faculty and participate in life-changing research

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