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Developmental psychology is concerned with the behavioral, affective, and cognitive characteristics of human beings from conception to death. Major research issues in the field include categorization and concept formation, environmental influences on development, temperament, age changes in information processing, peer relationships, family relationships, social cognition, gender roles, memory development, and moral development. Researchers study infants, young children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Students interested in graduate training with any of the developmental faculty as an adviser should contact that faculty member for information about admission to an individualized graduate program.



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