The Department of Human Development and Family Studies provides an excellent environment for pursuing interdisciplinary graduate work. The program combines influences from social, behavioral, and biological sciences and faculty members examine human development across the entire lifespan. The Ph.D. program in Applied Developmental Science allows for specialization in a number of areas, including adult development and aging. Individuals interested in joining the ADAPT lab as a graduate student in the ADS program are encouraged to contact Manfred Diehl directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a brief statement of your research interests.
Undergraduate students at CSU who are interested in joining the ADAPT lab as a research assistant can expect to gain experience in many aspects of conducting psychological research, such as interviewing, data collection/testing, data entry and data management, transcription and coding of qualitative interviews, use of statistical software, and measurement development. Working in a lab is a great way to gain research experience, either before applying for graduate school or for future employment.
The following qualifications are preferred:
- GPA of at least 3.0
- Interest in adult development and aging
- Available 10 hours per week during the semester, and willing to commit to at least two semesters in the lab
- Successful students will be reliable, conscientious, attentive to detail, curious, and hard-working