Div. 7 seeks input on COVID-19

In this survey, Div. 7 seeks suggests and recommendations from members about how developmental psychologists can support human development during the pandemic.

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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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Catherine A. Haden

President's message

At the start of my term as president of Div. 7, I think about the tremendous impacts of COVID-19—including the ways it has affected research, education, children and families and how the pandemic has laid bare longstanding racial and economic injustices. Although I have hope for a better 2021, it is clear just wishing will not make it so. What can we do? For Div. 7, here are some of my ideas, and I invite our members to reach out with their own.


Great leaders

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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.

Elizabeth Spelke

Great leaders

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


Developmental psychology news and events


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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.

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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: 2021 Executive Committee minutes (PDF, 796KB)

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


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