If you are interested in joining the HERD research team, please send Dr. Hastings your CV or resume including a statement of interest in the field. We are looking for students who want to gain experience in the field of research.

Dr. Hastings Email Address: pdhastings@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Programs:

Developmental Psychology:

The Psychology Department at the University of California, Davis offers a program oriented toward training qualified students to pursue careers in the areas of research and teaching. We do not offer training in the areas of clinical or counseling psychology. Although students in the program have the option of obtaining an M.A. degree enroute to the Ph.D., students are admitted to the graduate program only if they plan to obtain a Ph.D. degree. Resources and faculty personnel are concentrated in five areas: developmental; perception, cognition, and cognitive neuroscience; psychobiology (comparative and physiological psychology), social-personality, and quantitative.

UC Davis faculty and graduate programs attract highly qualified students from diverse educational, social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. It is the mix of backgrounds, ideas, and experience of faculty and students that contributes to the richness of both the campus and the city of Davis. The Psychology Department takes pride in the tradition of informality and supportiveness in student-faculty associations.

For questions about the Psychology graduate program contact Angela Scully, our graduate program coordinator, at (530)752-9362 or by email at ascully@ucdavis.edu

Human Development:

Throughout the human life cycle, a person’s environment can affect whether his or her natural development proceeds in a normal manner or is delayed or damaged in some way. Human development majors study both the biological factors such as growth, physical maturation and aging, and social factors such as parenting, education and personal choices, that affect the developmental process. UC Davis’ faculty and facilities in human development give you the chance to observe growth and interaction first-hand and to participate in some of the most exciting research being done in the field today.

Human development graduates find employment as educators in early childhood and more advanced settings, as social workers and counselors, and in governmental or private agency settings relating to social welfare and recreation. Graduates are also prepared to pursue advanced degrees in behavioral and social sciences, education, social work, family law or health sciences.

For questions about the Human Development graduate program contact Kim Berardi, our graduate program coordinator, at (530)754-4190 or by email at kyberardi@ucdavis.edu