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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, including the role of social and economic inequality, 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 justice, social responsibility, ethical and professional standards, civic engagement, and service to the greater community