Developmental

Developmental psychology is concerned with describing and explaining psychological changes that occur as individuals progress from conception to death. Such changes have many sources, including physical maturation, learning, social interaction and other experiences. Developmental Psychology is thus best described as an approach to psychological investigation which can concern itself with typical and atypical development in all domains of psychology, from language and cognition to emotion and social behaviour.
Professor Fiona White Professor Caroline Hunt
Associate Professor Sunny Lah Dr Marianna Szabo
  • Impact of epilepsy, epilepsy surgery and head injury on memory and learning ability in children
  • Congnitive fatigue, executive functions and social/moral reasoning in prematurely born children or children who have sustained a head injury
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  • Children: developmental aspects of worry, anxiety and depression
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Dr Micah B. Goldwater Dr Caroline Moul
  • The nature and acquisition of knowledge in children and adults
  • Concept & language learning
  • Science and math education
  • Seedling Lab
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  • The development of psychopathy, behavioural genetics and epigenetic processes
  • The developmental mechanisms of disorders, childhood obesity
  • Seedling Lab
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Dr Celine van Golde Dr Frances Doyle
  • Social cognitive theory (e.g., investigating moral disengagement, and self-efficacy)
  • Children’s truth- and lie-telling
  • Parental discipline practices
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