Knowledge generation is a major goal of Purdue's Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The department carries out a broad range of research projects, and there is a strong record of intramural and extramural grant funding. The faculty have identified nine themes that reflect the focus on applied research and scholarship in HDFS.
- Adolescence and Young Adulthood
- Adult Development and Aging
- Biobehavioral Processes
- Diversity and Culture
- Early Childhood
- Families, Development and Health
In addition to faculty research projects, the department is home to two research centers.
Research Conference Presentations
Domains of Family Practice: Putting the Model into Practice (workshop materials)