Developmental Science Across the Lifespan
The Developmental Science Across the Lifespan is a collaborative effort by faculty in the Departments of Human Development and Psychology.
Our goal is to facilitate innovative, cross-disciplinary research
activities, including scholarly publications, external research funding,
and graduate student and post-doctoral training, in the human
science faculty members hold joint academic appointments in psychology
and human development; they may also have primary appointments in
university or department centers involved with the Program. The Program
encompasses the research, graduate, and undergraduate education
initiatives of Psychology, Human Development, and a number of centers,
including the Center for Gerontology, Child Study Center, Center for Research in Health Behavior, Child Development Center for Learning and Research, and Center for Information Technology Impacts on Children, Youth, and Families.
Our program uses a
cluster hire approach, which allow a greater growth for the
Developmental Science Across the Lifespan Initiative than isolated hires
within either department alone would allow. These new faculty members
are viewed as key members of the new developmental science initiative.
This program, with its focus on developmental science across the
lifespan, is a unique program in the Commonwealth of Virginia and will
afford Virginia Tech an opportunity to achieve national research
prominence in developmental science.
Science Across the Lifespan is committed both to providing opportunities
for scholars to share their work with audiences and to disseminating
information to others. The Colloquium Series
is one way we are currently meeting both goals. Several speakers will
present at Virginia Tech this semester on a range of topics.