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Human Development

The HDEV office is now located in LA3-202.

Grace Ocular is HDEV Student of the Month! Click on the photo to read more.
Heather V. Dayag, HDEV Alumna, was awarded the CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement and she was selected for the Sally Casanova Scholars Pre-Doctoral Program, under the mentorship of Dr. Kim Kelly. Click the photo to read more!
Members of the Human Development Student Association (HDSA) went hiking at Abalone Cove, and there are many more exciting events to come. Click the photo to learn more about HDSA.
The Department of Human Development welcomes new Assistant Professor, Dr. Emily Schryer! Click the photo to read more about Dr. Schryer and her research.
Congratulations to Wendy Lopez, HDEV Administrative Support Coordinator! Dean David Wallace presented Wendy with the John & Phyllis Jung Endowed Staff Award at the 2015 CLA Convocation ceremony.
HDEV students and Dr. Pamela Roberts studied abroad in South Africa over the summer. Click the picture for more details.
The Department of Human Development graduated its largest class of students to date! Congratulations HDEV graduates!!!
Famela Phal and Jesenia Berumen present original research studies at CSULB Psych Day 2015.
Human Development faculty, students, and alumni honored Dr. Kathy van Giffen and the first recipient of the HDEV Alumni Award, Cherie Dougan. Go to our Alumni page to see more photos of the event.


The goals of the Department of Human Development (HDEV) are to study maturation and development as lifelong processes, linking theory and methodology across disciplines, including anthropology, biology, psychology, and sociology, and to provide students with an understanding of development in the context of family, society, and culture. Students learn about the biological, cognitive, social, and emotional development of humans from conception to death, and faculty apply an interdisciplinary focus to both teaching and research. Strengths of HDEV include: 1) its international focus, which is integrated in both curricular content and study abroad classroom experience; and 2) the internship capstone course (HDEV 470: Practicum/Seminar), during which students gain real-world work experience through career-related internship placements that serve to scaffold the student’s transition from school to the workplace. Learn more about HDEV here.