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.
The National Council on Family Relations presentations can be downloaded here.
The Society for Research on Adolescence presentations can be downloaded here.