Developmental Program

Area Requirements

In addition to the four statistical courses required by the department, Developmental students are required to take Psych 529, Advanced Research Methods.

Developmental students are required to take the three Developmental Area Core Concepts courses:

    • Psych 513 Core Concepts in Biological Basis of Development
    • Psych 514 Core Concepts in Early Cognitive and Linguistic Development
    • Psych 515 Core Concepts in Personality and Social Development

The Area also requires three additional courses, selected to broaden and deepen your understanding of your research specialty. These courses should be chosen in consultation with your Advisor and Co- Advisor. They can be additional Core Concepts courses in any Area, or other courses chosen from anywhere on campus, within or outside the Psychology Department.

The following Out-of-Area Core Concepts courses may be particularly appropriate for Developmental students, depending on the student’s research specialty:

    • Psych 503 Core Concepts in Behavior Genetics
    • Psych 504 Core Concepts in Behavioral Neuroscience
    • Psych 507 Core Concepts in Cognitive Psychology
    • Psych 510 Core Concepts in Social Psychology
    • Psych 511 Core Concepts in Personality

In lieu of a Core Concepts course in Child Clinical Psychology, Psych 553, Seminar in Child Clinical Psychology, is also recommended for Developmental graduate students.

Seminars and Advanced Seminars:

    • Psych 556 Seminar in Developmental Psychology (1st yr and pre-Generals students are required to take this course on a quarterly basis)

All Developmental students are strongly encouraged to participate in additional Seminars

Please visit the UW Psychology Graduate Programs page for more information.