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 two new faculty members!
The ADP program is very excited to announce that we have two new tenure-line sssistant professors in Applied Developmental Psychology to start Fall 2017! Dr. Thalia Goldstein (currently at Pace University) (Website: http://webpage.pace.edu/tgoldstein/ Academia.edu: https://pace.academia.edu/ThaliaGoldstein ) and Dr. Olga Kornienko (currently at Arizona State University) (http://www.olgakornienkophd.com/research/ )
Dr. Goldstein studies children's imagination, pretend play, theatre, and social development - specifically how involvement in fictional worlds affects children's social and emotional skills. Dr. Kornienko studies how social/peer networks promote and constrain psychological adaptation, development, and health among ethnically diverse youth, and how biological processes that underpin stress, social status, and immunity, are associated with social networks.
We are very excited to welcome Olga and Thalia to our ADP community!
ADP Program Newsletter
Click here to download (PDF) the latest ADP Program newsletter.
Spring 2017 ADP Colloquia Series
All colloquia are located in Music/Theatre Building 1007 @ 12:00pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.
All members of the GMU community are welcome to attend.
|Feb 1||Dr. Julia Shadur||Post Doc, UMD||Parenting Behavior and Child Emotion Regulation: Mechanisms of Intergenerational Transmission of Addiction|
|Feb 15||Dr. Wataru Suzuki||
Miyagi University, Japan - Linguistics
|Private speech, collaborative dialogue, and languaging in second language learning|
|Feb 22||Dr. Wendy Kliewer||Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University||New Findings on Emotion Regulation: Implications for Developmental and Prevention Scientists|
|March 1||Dr. Taryn Morrissey||Public Admin and Policy, American University||Neighborhood Poverty and Children’s Development|
|March 8||Dr. Marty Zaslow||Office for Policy and Communications, SRCD||Linking research and policy: The work of SRCD’s Office of Policy and Communications|
|March 22||Dr. Zahra Tabibi||Education & Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mahhad, Iran||Parental sensation seeking, supervisory attributes, and child cognitive abilities are associated with young Iranian children's perceptions of road danger|
|March 29||Dr. Charlene Chester||Psychology, Morgan State University||A Home for Me: African American Adoptions in the U.S|
Department-Wide Brown Bag Location,
Speaker and Title TBA
|April 12||Dr. Ellen Rowe||Psychology, George Mason University||Pilot study of a mindfulness program in a high school; Lessons learned|
|April 19||Dr. Marcia Winter||Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University||Child Appraisals in Stress Contexts|
|April 26||Dr. Adam Winsler||GMU Psychology||School readiness, retention, suspension, bilingualism, and long-term effects of pre-K, for low income ethnically and linguistically diverse children: Selected results from the Miami School Readiness Project|
|May 3||Dr. Jennifer Steele||Education and Public Admin and Policy, American University||The Causal Effects of Dual-Language Immersion on Student Achievement|