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The Developmental Sciences specialization is designed to train students in the areas of social, cognitive, emotional, and biological aspects of human development.

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The Educational Psychology Specialization is a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized program of study in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology.

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Kids at Work

We offer graduate programs in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation that train future professionals in these areas and lead to both the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

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News & Announcements

Nathan Fox

Distinguished University Professor Nathan Fox will be one of two recipients of the 2017 G. Stanley Hall Award, bestowed by Division 7 of the American Psychological Association (APA) read more

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Ji Seung Yang

Professors Allan Wigfield and Ji Seung Yang recently received a grant from NSF to do a longitudinal validation study of grit and its relations to STEM outcomes. They will do their research with an ethnically and economically diverse sample of high school student, beginning when students are in middle school in 8th grade and following them across the high school transition. read more

Daniel McNeish

Dr. Daniel McNeish, who graduated last year from the Ph.D. program in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation (EDMS), has been appointed an assistant professor in the Methodology and Statistics Department at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. read more

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Allan Wigfield, Jeffrey Harring, and Laura Stapleton received funding from the UMD and University of Tübingen International Collaboration on Research and Training in the Natural and Social Sciences, to support collaborative research and student-faculty exchanges in academic years 2015-16 and 2016-17 read more

Alan Wigfield

Professor Allan Wigfield was made an Honorary Professor at Heidelberg University, the 4th oldest university in Europe

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Student News

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey, assistant professor of educational studies at the University of South Carolina and former advisee of Dr. Melanie Killen in HDQM, for being selected as a Rising Star in the Association for Psychological Science. As APS states, “The APS Rising Stars reflect the best and brightest of psychological science”. Dr. Mulvey was selected for her innovative and important work on moral development and development of in- and outgroup attitudes.

Emily Rosenzweig, a doctoral candidate in human development, received a UMD International Graduate Research Fellowship, to travel to Tübingen, Germany, during May- June of 2016. read more

Amanda Burkholder, doctoral student (Advisor: Melanie Killen), received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Jeeyoung Noh, doctoral student (Advisor: Melanie Killen), was awarded a Korean Honor Scholarship from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States.

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