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Human Development

Congratulations to Kimmi Waechter for being named HDEV Student of the Month!! Click the photo to read more about Kimmi's accomplishments.
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 Anthropology of Childhood and Youth Conference was held March 12-15 at CSULB with 60 presenters from more than 10 countries! Click the photo for more information.
Human Development Alumnus, Mike Phu, is featured on the College of Liberal Arts alumni blog. Click the picture to read his story!
Study abroad in South Africa with Dr. Pamela Roberts, Summer 2015. Click for more details.
Chris Price, Human Development Class of 2008, talks about his experience at CSULB. Click to watch video.
The Department welcomes two new Assistant Professors, Dr. Isabella Lanza and Dr. Christine El Ouardani! Click to read more.
Congratulations to the 2014 Human Development Graduating Class!
Lena Zumbrunn, Dr. Kimberly Kelly, and Heather Dayag present research at the Western Psychological Association 2014 Conference.
Dr. Beth Manke, Dr. Brian Trimble (UAM Director), and Itiel Barrera, HDEV undergraduate, at the Barabara Klemm exhibition at the art museum (Fall 2014)

        Graduation Reception                           New Course – Fall 2015

 Grad Reception InvitationHDEV 490 Narrative Storytelling flyer


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.

The HDEV office has relocated to LA3-202.


HDEV SUMMER 2015 Advising

Dr. Rachna Soni, LA3-202

Dates Available for both HDEV Individual Advising Appointment and New Major Sessions

 June 10, July 14, 20, 22, 28, August 6 and 12

 For further advising hours during SUMMER 2015, please visit ATLAS in PH1-104,

or call (562) 985-7804

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 5pm Friday 9am – Noon & 1pm – 4pm

Drop-In Advising: Monday & Thursday 1pm – 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – 12pm