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Human Development

The HDEV office is located in LA3-202.

Isabel McGraw is HDEV Student of the Month! Click on the photo to read more.
Human Development students present research at the 2016 Southwestern Anthropological Association Conference in San Diego.
Grace Ocular and Jesus Plascencia present their original research study at CSULB Psych Day 2016.
Members of the Human Development Student Association (HDSA) get silly at their final meeting of 2015-2016. Click the photo to learn more about HDSA.
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!
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!!!

Summer 2016 Course Offering

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Fall 2016 Course Offering



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.