• The Developmental Program trains doctoral students for productive careers in teaching and research—both inside and outside of the academy.
  • We do multimodal developmental research that incorporates oxytocin collection, eye-tracking, head-mounted cameras, expert observations, iPad-administered individualized assessments, as well as structural and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Developmental faculty study children from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. We study children with developmental delays, clinical disorders, and typically developing children.
  • Research projects are funded by faculty grants and student fellowships from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Head Start, Autism Speaks, the Buffet Foundation, and the Institute of Education Sciences.

Research Labs

Bridging Research on Anxiety, Innovations, and Neuroscience (BRAIN) Group

Dr. Jennifer C. Britton

School Readiness Lab

Dr Daryl B. Greenfield

Early Play and Development Lab

Dr. Daniel S. Messinger

Object and Word Learning Lab

Dr. Lynn K. Perry

Social and Emotional Readiness Lab (SERL)

Dr. Rebecca Bulotsky Shearer

Social Cognition Lab

Dr. Elizabeth A. Simpson