The Center for Developmental Science is an inter-institutional and multidisciplinary hub for the advanced study of human development. The faculty and fellows of the CDS form a community of scientists dedicated to understanding the complexity of human development with the goal of informing efforts that improve the lives of children and families. We meet this goal through both a research and training mission. CDS faculty and research scientists direct research programs that primarily seek to:
- promote child and family health and well-being,
- improve educational systems and outcomes,
- and develop novel research methods for studying developmental processes.
Fall 2016 Carolina Consortium on Human Development schedule available
The faculty at the Center for Developmental Science is pleased to announce that the Fall 2016 semester of the Carolina Consortium on Human Development will focus on “Socializing Other-Focused Behaviors, Emotions, and Values in Children.”
This seminar will focus on the development of social connection and responsibility in children via the promotion of other-focused emotions such as empathy and generosity. We will discuss parent socialization models from biological and environmental perspectives with a particular interest in how parents promote positive behaviors rather than discouraging negative ones.