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Human Development

Human Development

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Welcome to the Department of Human Development

Faculty and students in the Department conduct research on fundamental issues in human development, human cognition, and measurement and applied statistics, to increase scientific knowledge in these areas and to help solve educational and social problems.

Current research in the Department emphasizes cognitive approaches to measurement and assessment, learning environments for the digital age, and the cognitive, social, and a neuroscience bases of learning and development.

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News from HUD


TC Entrepreneurs Honored for Math Teaching App

TC Entrepreneurs Honored for Math Teaching App


Edweek: Xiaodong Lin's NSF Project Presented At AERA

Edweek reports that Lin's study found that learning about the struggles of famous scientists improves students' science learning.


TC's Barbara Tversky is Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Barbara Tversky, an internationally recognized cognitive psychologist whose expertise includes spatial language and thinking, event perception and cognition, diagram production and comprehension, and gesture, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education


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Department Chair: Professor Matthew Johnson

Contact Person: Lenore Karo

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