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Mission Statement

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

  • Explore the complex interplay of body, mind, culture, and environment that shapes developmental processes and outcomes
  • Integrate complementary and interdependent disciplines
  • Use multiple perspectives and theoretical frameworks to equitably serve diverse communities
  • Actively and critically utilize and generate research to promote evidence-based practices
  • Promote social responsibility, ethical and professional standards, civic engagement, and service to the greater community