Department of Human 


The Department of Human Development addresses the biological, emotional, cognitive, and social factors that shape human behavioral development and the potential of research for enhancing development and well-being from infancy through old age in diverse social contexts.


Now Offering:  One Year Master of Arts degree

                        Dual PhD/ JD Program

Corinna Loeckenhoff

Corinna Löckenhoff, associate professor in human development, is the 2014 recipient of the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) – the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. 

Steven Ceci

Stephen J. Ceci, the Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology in the College of Human Ecology, is the winner of the 2014 E.L. Thorndike Award for Lifetime Contribution in Research from the American Psychological Association (APA).