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PhD in Developmental Science

Our program uniquely integrates a lifespan orientation with an interdisciplinary focus on both basic and applied developmental science in an international, multicultural urban context. It provides a rich and diverse setting for faculty research and scholarly activities with exceptional opportunities for students to participate in innovative programs of knowledge development.

Research in Action 

Dr. Asia Eaton was interviewed about the psychological and social implications of the 2015 legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida. She spoke on WPBT2's program Issues about the American Psychological Association's position on same-sex unions.
Dr. Eliza Nelson's research study found that children who show right-handed preference at a young age develop better language skills. She was interviewed about her work on the Wall Street Journal's television program Lunch Break.
Dr. Shannon Pruden's lab was profiled as part of the Worlds Ahead Campaign highlighting groundbreaking research at FIU. In this clip, she discusses the ways in which understanding children's spatial learning processes impacts their short-term and long-term development.