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Washington State University

Human Development

We study how children, youth, adults, and families develop, change, and face challenges throughout their lifespan (childhood, adolescence, adulthood). We are a multidisciplinary department devoted to understanding the nature of human development within the context of families, schools, and communities. Through our teaching, research, and outreach programs, we promote the healthy development of children, adults, and their families in the state of Washington and throughout the nation.

Please explore our website to learn more about our department, including our undergraduate degree in Human Development, and our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Prevention Science.