Department of Psychology

Department of

Psychology

Department of

Psychology

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Graduate Studies In Psychology

Developmental Psychology

In the Developmental Psychology Program at Queen's, we study cognitive and social development across the first two decades of life. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, innovative research, provide the best possible training for students, and share our knowledge through publications, media, and community outreach.  

Features of our graduate student training include:

A bi-weekly Developmental Psychology Proseminar, consisting of professional development sessions  (e.g., grant writing, work/life balance, attending a scientific conference, knowledge translation, etc.) and student and faculty presentations of ongoing research 

A coherent, developmental psychology curriculum with courses focusing on theory and cutting-edge research within two main themes: cognitive and social development 

Courses on statistical analysis that promote the development of skills that are in high demand in the academic and non-academic sectors

Hands-on training in a collaborative research environment and the opportunity to gain teaching skills for higher education

Opportunities for connecting with government agencies and the business sector through the Mitacs program 

Our past graduates have found employment as professionals in the following areas:           

Research/Teaching:  Colleges and Universities, Medical Centres, Government              

Applied/Consulting:  Policy Making, Law, Marketing, Health, Child Welfare Agencies, Education: Curriculum & Content, Education: Children’s Museums, Science Writing, Toy Development, Public Relations

For information about our faculty and research labs, click the following links:

Developmental Psychology Program Faculty

Developmental Psychology Research Labs 

Inquires about the Developmental Program? Please contact the Developmental program chair: Dr. Tom Hollenstein

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