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Human Development


Human Development

Human Development is an increasingly important, vibrant, and highly specialized field with its own unique epistemology, theory and methodology. With these tools, researchers and teachers of Human Development are the professionals most sought after in academia, research institutions, governmental and non-governmental policy institutions, media companies, health practices, educational institutions, and beyond. To meet these needs, Human Development at CUNY offers broad, innovative, rigorous, and critical inquiry into cognitive, social, emotional, cultural, motor, and language development occurring in diverse contexts and practices, including education, community organizations, public policy, communication, health, technology, education, and law, among other fields. Human Development faculty and students extend the boundaries of traditional psychology, often breaking new ground in the field, by addressing issues such as the effects of urban poverty, access to education, migration, parent-child relations, effects of societal conflict and change, children’s rights, work-place environments, new technologies, individual differences, disabilities, among other issues.

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Colette Daiute

Human Development Psychology Training Area Head
Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 100164309

Phone: (212) 817-8711

Fall 2015 Schedule of Events and Speakers

Tuesdays from 12:00PM-1:30PM in GC 6304.01.

  • September 29 – Dr. Carmina Makar, The City College of New York Bilingual Education as Social Justice: NYC Schools and Practices.
  • October 6 – Dr. Jacob Shane, Brooklyn College, CUNY Motivation, opportunity, and career development.
  • October 27 – Dr. Souto-Manning, Columbia University. Teaching and learning with diverse children.
  • November 17 – Dr. Jennifer Drake, Brooklyn College, CUNY The emotion regulation benefits of drawing for children and adults.
  • December 1 – Dr. Laura Lakosta, Montclair University, Using language to navigate the infant mind.