About us

Div. 7 provides a professional home for developmental psychologists. By supporting research and the academic and professional growth of students, early career psychologists and seasoned professionals, Div. 7 advances the understanding of human development in both applied and public policy settings.



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Developmental Psychologist

Our newsletter offers information about research, awards, and news.

Student and Career Information

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Div. 7 connects students and early career psychologists with experts.

Mary Gauvain

President's message

I am happy to be serving in the role of Division 7 president for the year 2022 and to be working with you and APA during the year. It is my hope that this coming year holds positive changes as we continue to work for social and economic justice.


Great leaders

Div. 7 honors leaders in the field who have passed as well as the innovations of current leaders.

Claire B. Kopp, PhD

In Memoriam

Div. 7 remembers the legacies of leaders in developmental psychology. We are currently honoring the memory of Claire B. Kopp, PhD.

Michael E. Lamb

Great leaders

Div. 7 honors pioneers in developmental psychology. We are currently featuring the accomplishments of Michael Lamb, PhD.


Developmental psychology news and events


Division 7

Info about Kids

This resource, an ongoing collaboration of the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families, promotes healthy child and family development by highlighting science-based information for those who care for or work with children.

Division 7

Child and Family Blog

This blog focuses on research into cognitive, social, and emotional development, and family dynamics, as well as the transformation of this research into policy and practice.

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Additional information

Student and early career resources

To assist students and early career psychologists interested in developmental psychology, Div. 7 maintains information about graduate programs, job lists, and more.

Leadership resources

Div. 7 provides minutes from past Executive Committee meetings for division leader’s reference: 2022 Executive Committee minutes (PDF, 541KB)

Learn more

To learn more about the division and developmental psychology, please explore the division’s about page.


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