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College of Humanities & Sciences

Psychology Department

Developmental Psychology

Creating Knowledge.  Developing People.  Engaging Communities.

Developmental Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University fosters scholarship, teaching, and outreach to our community with the goal of understanding developmental processes across the lifespan. We emphasize research and applied skills in human development with a special emphasis on development in its social context. We prepare doctoral-level students for university or college teaching and research settings or for professional work in applied settings such as primary prevention, early intervention, or youth support.

Mission Statement: Developmental Psychology is dedicated to training developmental psychologists who will conduct research, teach, and apply developmental science in ways that are scientifically sound, ethical, and sensitive to the needs and diversity of a wide range of individuals, families, and communities. 

Faculty Accepting Applications

The following faculty members are accepting applications for new graduate students:

Contact Information

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Wendy Kliewer, Director of Developmental Psychology.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Developmental Psychology
806 West Franklin Street
Box 842018
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2018

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