Human Development (Graduate Group)

Amanda E. Guyer, Ph.D., Group Chairperson

Group Office. 1315 Hart Hall; 530-754-4109; http://humandevelopment.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://humanecology.ucdavis.edu/hdfs-faculty

Graduate Study. The interdisciplinary and interdepartmental Graduate Group in Human Development offers a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree. The program provides lifespan study of human behavioral development, with a balance of emphasis on biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional development in context. Recipients of the degree will be prepared to teach, to conduct research, and to be actively involved in public service in human behavioral development.

Applicants seeking admissions and fellowships consideration must submit all materials by our priority December 15 deadline. The final admissions deadline is March 1. For more details, see our website.

Graduate Advisor. Contact the Group office.

Courses in HDE:
HDE 012Human Sexuality (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Vocabulary, structure/function of reproductive system; sexual response; pre-natal development; pregnancy and childbirth; development of sexuality; rape and sexual assault; birth control; sexually transmitted diseases; homosexuality; establishing/maintaining intimacy; sexual dysfunctions; communication; enhancing sexual interaction, cultural differences in attitudes towards sexuality. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Field work experience or at least one course (e.g. HDE 100A, HDE 100B, HDE 140 or HDE 140L) related to fieldwork assignment. Supervised internship, off campus and on campus, in community and institutional setting. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s) involves progressively greater (supervised) participation in program delivery or assessment. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 098Directed Group Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 100AInfancy and Early Childhood (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (PSC 001 or PSC 001Y); (BIS 002A or BIS 010 or BIS 001A or BIS 010V) or MCB 010 or NPB 010 or NPB 012 or MIC 010. Pass One restricted to Human Development majors. Biological, social, and cultural influences in the psychological growth and development of children, prenatal through age six. Two observations of preschool children required. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
HDE 100BMiddle Childhood and Adolescence (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (HDE 100A or PSC 140); (PSC 001 or PSC 001Y). Interplay of biological and social-cultural factors in the emotional, cognitive and social development from middle childhood through adolescence. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
HDE 100CAdulthood and Aging (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PSC 001 or PSC 001Y. Development during early, middle, and late adulthood; biological, cognitive, and psycho-social aspects of adult development. Emphasis on normative patterns of development which characterize "successful aging." (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
HDE 101Cognitive Development (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 100A or HDE 100B or PSC 140. Pass One restricted to Human Development and Psychology majors. Theories, methods, evidence, and debates in the field of cognitive development, such as nature/nurture, constraints on learning, and the role of plasticity. Topics include attention, memory, concepts about the physical and social world, and language. (Same course as PSC 141.) (Letter.) GE credit: WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 102Social and Personality Development (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 100A or HDE 100B or PSC 140. Pass One open to Human Development or Psychology majors. Social and personality development of children, infancy through adolescence. Topics include the development of personality, achievement motivation, self-understanding, sex-role identity, and antisocial behavior. Emphasis on the interface between biological and social factors. (Same course as PSC 142.) (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 103Cross-Cultural Study of Children (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 100A or PSC 140; Consent of Instructor. Cross-cultural studies of children in developing countries and among minority groups in the U.S. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
HDE 110Contemporary American Family (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PSC 001 or PSC 001Y or SOC 001 or SOC 002. Factors currently influencing American families including changing economic conditions, changing sex roles, divorce, and parenthood; theories and research on family interaction. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
HDE 117Longevity (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Nature, origin, determinants, and limits of longevity with particular reference to humans; emphasis on implications of findings from non-human model systems including natural history, ecology and evolution of life span; description of basic demographic techniques including life table methods. (Same course as ENT 117.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 120Research Methods in Human Development (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 013 or STA 013V or STA 013Y or EDU 114 or PSC 041 or (SOC 046A, SOC 046B). Scientific process, research designs, and experimental controls; APA manuscript style and scientific writing; statistical analysis and interpretation of results. Laboratory exercises to collect data, analyze and interpret results, and write scientific papers. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
HDE 121Psychological Assessment (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (HDE 100A or HDE 100B); (STA 013 or STA 013Y or PSC 041 or (SOC 046A, SOC 046B)). Current issues and methodology related to the process of psychological assessment with children. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
HDE 130Developmental Psychopathology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (HDE 100A, HDE 100B) or PSC 140; Consent of Instructor. Foundational principles and current issues in developmental psychopathology, the study of mental health problems and disorders that originate in childhood and adolescence (e.g., disruptive behavior, mood and anxiety disorders). (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
HDE 132Individual Differences in Cognition (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (PSC 001 or PSC 001Y); (HDE 100A or HDE 100B). Individual differences in cognition, including learning disabilities and giftedness. Education implications and neurodevelopmental substrates of individual differences in cognition. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
HDE 140Communication and Interaction with Young Children (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 100A; HDE 140L (can be concurrent); and Consent of Instructor. HDE 140L required concurrently. Enrollment requires sign up for laboratory time at the Child and Family Studies Center located at 244 First Street, Davis, CA. Integration of research, theory and practice in child development, emphasizing the role of relationships in creating a growth-promoting environment for young children. Includes: peer relationships, emotional understanding and self regulation, attachment, communication and school readiness. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 140LLaboratory in Early Childhood (3-5) Active
Laboratory—6-15 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 140 (can be concurrent); and Consent of Instructor. HDE 140 must be taken concurrently for first 3 units of credit; students must contact the Center for Child and Family Studies to enroll. Limited enrollment. Application of theories of learning and development to interaction with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at Early Childhood Laboratory. Applied skills in communication, guidance and curriculum. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 141Field Study With Children and Adolescents (4-6) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Fieldwork—6-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 100A or HDE 100B; and Consent of Instructor. Study of children's affective, cognitive and social development within the context of family/school environments, hospitals and foster group homes. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 142Field Study with Emotionally Distressed Children and Adolescents (4-6) Active
Discussion—1.5 hour(s); Fieldwork—6-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 130 (can be concurrent); and Consent of Instructor. Field study with children who are identified as emotionally distressed, including those with internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 143Field Studies of the Elderly (4-6) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s); Fieldwork—6-12 hour(s); Variable. Prerequisite(s): HDE 100C or HDE 160 (can be concurrent); and Consent of Instructor. Apply theory and research on adult development and aging, work with older adults in a variety of settings, and develop skills relevant to that application. Develop a small research project. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
HDE 160Social Aspects of Aging (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 100C. How the social context affects adult development and aging. Emphasis on demography, social policy, culture, and adaptation. Oral histories as class projects. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
HDE 161Applied Cognition and Aging (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (PSC 001 or PSC 001Y); HDE 100C. Principles from cognition and aging and applies these to real-world concerns in areas including education, technology, job performance, and health. Considers physical and social changes in later life that impact functioning. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
HDE 163Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood and Aging (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (PSC 001 or PSC 001Y); HDE 100C recommended. Theories, methods, and findings concerning the relationship between cognitive processes and brain functioning. Readings, lectures, and in-class discussions cover research on normal younger and older adults, neuropsychological case studies, and selected patient groups (e.g., amnesia, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease). (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
HDE 190CIntroductory Research Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Involvement in ongoing research; consent of instructor. Instructors lead discussions with undergraduate students who involve themselves in a research project. Research papers are reviewed and aspects of project proposals developed out of class are presented and evaluated. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
HDE 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Supervised internship off and on campus, in community, and institutional settings. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 200AEarly Development (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; basic biology or physiology; one upper division course in psychology or a related field; one upper division or graduate course in developmental psychology (can be concurrent). Theory and research on the biological, social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of development from conception to the age of five years. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 200BMiddle Childhood and Adolescence (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; basic biology or physiology, and at least two upper division or graduate level courses in psychology or related fields. Theory and research on biological, cognitive, social, and cultural influences on behavioral development from age five years until late adolescence. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 200CDevelopment in Adulthood (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Theory and research focusing on social, personality, cognitive, and biological development from early to late adulthood. Emphasis is on theory development and continuity and change. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
HDE 203Adolescent Behavioral and Emotional Development (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 200B. Analysis of recent theories, research methods, and major findings on adolescent behavioral and emotional development, including contextual and genetic influences on adolescence, pubertal transitions, and social/family contexts and processes. Emphasis on multi-level mechanisms underlying adolescent behavioral and emotional development. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 204Developmental Neuroscience and Adolescent Psychopathology (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Human Development, Psychology, Education, Neuroscience or consent of instructor. Introduction to human developmental neuroscience. Understanding of adolescence and its characterization as a time of risky and unhealthy behavior and vulnerability to onset of mental disorder as well as issues around plasticity of the adolescent brain and prevention/intervention. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 205Path Analysis, Factor Analysis, and Structural Equation Modeling (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PSC 204B; Or equivalent graduate courses in statistics or consent of instructor; familiarity with multiple regression and the basics of matrix algebra. Graduate standing in Human Development Graduate Group, Psychology, Sociology, Education, or a related social science. Introduction of basic concepts, principles, and applications of structural equation modeling including path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, multiple-group modeling, and latent growth curve modeling. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 205Longitudinal Data Analysis (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): PSC 204B; Or equivalent graduate courses in statistics or consent of instructor; familiarity with multiple regression and the basics of matrix algebra. Open to graduate students only. Introduction to longitudinal data manipulation, organization, description, and modeling in the multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling frameworks. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
HDE 207Topics in Applied Cognitive Aging (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Human Development Graduate Group, Psychology, Education, or a related social science, or consent of instructor. Apply principles from cognitive aging to real-world concerns in areas such as education, technology, job performance, and health. Examine how physical and social changes occurring in later life impact functioning. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 210Theories of Behavioral Development (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in behavioral sciences. Consideration of enduring issues in theories of behavioral development; analysis of adequacy of major theoretical schools (e.g., social learning, Piagetian) as scientific theories. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 211Physiological Correlates of Behavioral Development (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. An overview of mechanisms of organismic development and the implications of developmental biology for the analysis of behavioral ontogeny; consideration of parallels between processes of organismic development and behavioral development in children and infra-human mammals. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 220Research Methods in Human Growth and Development (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 013 or STA 013Y; Or the equivalent and at least two upper division courses in Human Biology or Developmental Psychology. Overview of qualitative and quantitative approaches to empirical inquiry in the social sciences, with a focus on theory and research methods in biological growth and cognitive and social/emotional development from prenatal period to death. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
HDE 232Cognition and Aging (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 200C. The manner in which cognitive processes are affected by aging as well as an understanding of the changes in the central nervous system occurring with aging. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 234Children's Learning and Thinking (3) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HDE 200A or PSC 212 recommended. Analysis of theories, research methods, and major findings of children's higher-order cognition, including origins of knowledge, development of problem-solving skills, reasoning strategies, and scientific concepts, with an emphasis on the underlying mechanism involved in children's thinking and learning processes. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 238The Context of Individual Development (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Human Development, Child Development, Education, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, or consent of instructor. Analysis of human development within the context of daily life. Contextualizing theories and methods of developmental psychology will be distinguished from contextual theories and methods. Developmental psychology models will be distinguished from child psychology models. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 239Developmental Trajectories in Typical and Atypical Children; Birth to Five (4) Review all entries Historical
Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, a related social science, or permission of the instructor. Discuss theories of development in typical and atypical children from birth to five from a socio-cultural perspective including parent-child interaction, peer interactions, cultural contexts of learning, as well as theoretical and empirical issues for understanding continuities and discontinuities in development. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 239Developmental Psychopathology (4) Review all entries Active
Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, a related social science, or consent of instructor. Theories, current issues, and empirical studies of atypical development from infancy to adulthood that integrate multiple system levels from genes, neurobiology, cognition, emotion, family and peer dynamics to community and cultural contexts. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
HDE 240Peer Relationships during Adolescence (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Graduate standing in Human Development, Psychology, Education, or consent of instructor. Course examines the role of peer relationships in adolescent development including forms and functions at the individual, dyadic and group levels. Ethnicity and cross cultural research will be discussed. Emphasis on methodology, including surveys, peer nominations/sociometrics, experimental, and observational designs. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 250Current Research on Family Relationships (4) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing in Human Development Graduate Group, Psychology, Sociology, a related social science, or consent of instructor. Discussion of theories, methods, and current research on the nature and development of sibling, romantic, and parent-child relationships across the lifespan. Emphasis on interpersonal and family processes examined in ethnic/cultural contexts. Implications for individual development will be addressed. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 252Family Research, Programs and Policy (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing in Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, related social sciences, or consent of instructor. Course examines the competing interests of research, policy, and service on current issues of family functioning and individual well being. The course considers communication barriers between researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 290Seminar (3) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Discussion and evaluation of theories, research, and issues in human development. Different topics each quarter. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 290CResearch Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Supervising instructors lead research discussions with their graduate students. Research papers are reviewed and project proposals are presented and evaluated. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 291Research Issues in Human Development (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing in the behavioral sciences. In-depth presentations of research issues in particular areas of behavioral development. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 292Graduate Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of faculty (internship sponsor) and satisfactory completion of placement relevant course work, for example: EDU 213, EDU 216; HDE 222, HDE 242; LAW 272, LAW 273. Individually designed supervised internship, off campus, in community or institutional setting. Developed with advice of faculty mentor. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s) justifed skill acqusition and promise of informing evaluation research. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 299Human Development (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
HDE 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.