…is a multidisciplinary, inter-institutional center for the advanced study of human development guided by a Developmental Science perspective.

The faculty and fellows of the Center for Developmental Science form a community of scientists dedicated to understanding the complexity of human development with the goal of informing prevention and intervention efforts that improve the lives of children and families.

Our basic and applied research efforts identify adaptive family processes, effective educational efforts, and factors that promote mental health, physical health and well-being from infancy through adulthood.


The Center for Developmental Science is pleased to announce the Carolina Consortium on Human Development topic for the Spring Semester, 2015. The consortium series is titled, “Cultivating a Developmental Science of Flourishing” and will be led by Andrea Hussong. The proseminar meetings will be on Monday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:15 PM in the
CDS lower-level classroom. Our first consortium will be on MONDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 2015. Follow this link for more information. The CCHD Spring 2015 Schedule  is here.