Welcome to the Applied Developmental Psychology Website!
GMU offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Developmental Psychology. The program focuses on development during childhood and provides basic knowledge about typical and atypical development, skills for assessing developmental level and conducting research, and techniques for planning and evaluating programs that foster optimal development. Opportunities exist for mentored research, comprehensive training in advanced statistical analysis, practica at local sites, training and experience in teaching, and applied work under faculty supervision at community sites.
ADP welcomes new faculty member! - Kari Visconti
The ADP faculty and students are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kari Visconti to GMU as she begins her position as assistant professor in the Fall of 2013. Dr. Visconti comes to us from Arizona State University, where she recently completed her Ph.D. in Family and Human Development, being advised by Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd and Gary Ladd. Kari's research examines the cognitive and behavioral correlates of peer victimization, the role of moral cognition in aggressive behavior, and the influence of social skills on children’s peer relations and classroom adjustment. Welcome Dr. Visconti!
ADP Program Newsletter
Click here to download (PDF) the latest ADP Program newsletter.
Fall 2013 ADP Colloquia Series
All colloquia are located in Enterprise 274 @ 12:00pm unless otherwise noted.
All members of the GMU community are welcome to attend.
|Sept 4||Dr. Avi Sagi-Schwartz||University of Haifa||What can attachment theory and research tell us about the multiple facets of trauma? From severe vulnerability to promising resilience|
|Sept 11||Dr. Kari Visconti||GMU||Latent transitions in children's coping with peer victimization|
|Sept 18||Tommy Sheridan||National Head Start Association (NHSA)||Life at a Non-Profit: The Role of Policy, Advocacy, and Lobbying in Head Start and Early Learning|
|Sept 25||Dr. Danielle Brown||Howard University||Narrative Comprehension in Young, Non-Readers|
|Oct 2||Craig McDonald Todd Kashdan||GMU||Department-Wide Brown Bag - Location TBA|
|Oct 9||Dr. Holly Matto||Social Work George Mason University||Using fMRI to examine treatment efficacy in behavioral health treatment intervention research|
|Oct 16||Dr. Benjamin Hinnant||Catholic University of America||Environmental Stress, Physiology, and Psychopathology: Studies of Developmental Processes|
|Oct 23||Craig Bailey||GMU||Preschoolers’ Social-emotional Competence: What is it and Why is it Important to Early Childhood Educators?|
|Oct 30||Dr. Tim Curby||GMU||Classroom Emotional Support Consistency and Children’s Development|
|Nov 6||Dr. Johannes Rojahn||GMU||Self-injurious and other behavior problems in developmental disabilities|
|Nov 13||Dr. Julie Kidd||GMU||Young Children's Writing|
|Nov 20||Drs. Colleen Vesely, Duhita Mahatmya, & Betsy Levine Brown||GMU||Congruence in Quality across Home, Child Care, and School: Implications for Children's Social, Emotional, and Academic Outcomes|