Mission

The mission of the Human Development Department is to promote a holistic and lifespan understanding of human development from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. We:

  • Explore the complex interplay of body, mind, culture, and environment that shapes developmental processes and outcomes
  • Emphasize the integration of complementary and interdependent disciplines
  • Employ the use of multiple perspectives and  theoretical frameworks
  • Advance evidence-based practices
  • Promote social responsibility, civic engagement, and service to the greater community