University Catalog 2024-2025

Psychology (PhD): Lifespan Developmental Psychology Concentration

Degree Requirements

Core Courses12
Special Topics In Psychology (Ethics)
Select three of the following courses:
Physiological Psychology
Cognitive Processes
Advanced Social Psychology
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Quantitative Methods Courses6
Directed Study In Psychology (Quantitative Methods I )
Directed Study In Psychology (Quantitative Methods II)
Additional Statistics or Research Methods Course3
Select one of the following courses:
Directed Study In Psychology (Quantitative Methods III)
Research Methods in Psychology
Methodological Issues In Developmental Psychology
Concentration Requirements28
See "Concentration Requirements" listed below
Elective Courses23
Special Topics In Psychology
Doctoral Supervised Research
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Doctoral Dissertation Preparation
Total Hours72

Concentration Requirements

Required Courses22
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Methodological Issues In Developmental Psychology
Cognitive Development
Social Development
Adulthood and Aging: Cognitive and Intellectual Change
Socio-Emotional Processes In Adulthood and Aging
Special Topics In Psychology (Area Seminar) 1
Lifespan Developmental Psychology Elective Course6
Physiological Psychology
Directed Study In Psychology (Repurposing Cognition) 2
Total Hours28

PSY 820 must be repeated four times to reach the required 4 total hours for the course.


PSY 880 section 103 is strongly encouraged.


Full Professors

  • John Charles Begeny
  • Jeffery P. Braden
  • Lori Lea Foster
  • Amy G. Halberstadt
  • Mary E. Haskett
  • Christopher Brooke Mayhorn
  • Anne Collins McLaughlin
  • Adam W. Meade
  • Rupert W. Nacoste
  • Shevaun D. Neupert
  • Katharine E. Stewart
  • Eric N. Wiebe

Associate Professors

  • Jason Christopher Allaire
  • Jennifer L. Burnette
  • S. Bartholomew Craig
  • Jing Feng
  • Daniel Gruehn
  • Kelly Lynn Sara Mulvey
  • Scott Andrew Stage
  • Laura Marie Widman

Assistant Professors

  • Whitney Griffin
  • Yingchen He
  • Lori Hoggard
  • Ian Hughes
  • Kristen Mahony-Atallah
  • Aura Ankita Mishra
  • Kate Norwalk
  • Colleen Patton
  • Patsy Anne Sibley
  • Vanessa V. Volpe

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Virginia Baker-Russell
  • Anna Maria Behler
  • Sarah Louise Desmarais
  • Dana Kotter-Gruehn
  • Lindsey C. McGowen
  • Natalie Simona Murr
  • Joseph M. Simons-Rudolph
  • Amanda Young

Emeritus Faculty

  • Donald William Drewes
  • William P. Erchul
  • Denis O. Gray
  • Thomas M. Hess
  • James W. Kalat
  • David W. Martin
  • Samuel B. Pond III
  • Frank J. Smith
  • Michael S. Wogalter
  • Mary B. Wyer

Adjunct Faculty

  • David B. Kaber
  • Laura Ann Matalenas