Applied Developmental Psychology (Ph.D.)

The curriculum of the ADP program focuses on human development (bio-psycho-social) in contexts and over time; prevention/intervention and health promotion; theories and methods of developmental assessment; program evaluation; and social policy. Coursework emphasizes the importance of applying research, as three courses require field placements (intervention/prevention, program evaluation, and the practicum). These ADP program field experiences serve to foster relationships with the communities of the Bronx, the NYC metropolitan area, and beyond. Because human development occurs in contexts, all courses and field experiences include a deep understanding and discussions of inter-individual differences in intra-individual change, multiculturalism, vulnerable populations, as well as ethical and moral issues in all three areas of research, applications, and policy.

Course Title Credits
PSYC 6300DEV PSY: FOUNDATIONS3
PSYC 6005ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGY3 to 4
One of the following courses:3
FOUNDATIONS OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
CHILD NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
PSYC 6330COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT3
PSYC 6830PSY RESEARCH METHODOLOGY3
PSYC 5335SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT3
or PSYC 5710 ISSUES IN SOCIAL PSY
PSYC 6802INTRO TO PSY STATISTICS W/ LAB3
PSYC 7816INTRODUCTION TO MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS3
PSYC 7804REGRESSION WITH LAB3
PSYC 8025RESEARCH COLLOQUIM (taken six times)0
PSYC 8015IDENT. OF CHILD ABUSE0
PSYC 7990THE TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY3
Nine Research, Dissertation, and Examination courses24
ADP RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP I
ADP Research Apprenticeship II
ADP Research Apprenticeship III
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
PRE-DOCTORAL THESIS
APPLIED DEV PSY PRAC I
APPLIED DEV PSY PRAC II
PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
PROPOSAL ACCEPTANCE
Dissertation Mentoring-Psychology
Two Required and one elective course from one of the following concentrations: 9
Development within Family, School, and Neighborhood Contexts
Development in the Context of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
Health, Illness, and Well-being across the Lifespan
Total Credits63-64

The ADP program allows students to focus their course work and research and field experiences in one of the following three areas: Development within Family, School, and Neighborhood, Contexts, Development in the Context of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture, and Health, Illness, and Well-being across the Lifespan. Faculty can associate with more than one concentration and are able to mentor students across concentrations.

Development within Family, School, and Neighborhood Contexts concentration

Three courses are required.

Course Title Credits
PSYC 6175Multicultural Issues in Education3
PSYC 7122DEVEL & PREVENTION SCIENCE3
One of the following:
TRAUMA & FAMILY VIOLENCE
TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
CULTURE,ETHNICITY,RACE
DEV PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

Development in the Context of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture concentration

Three courses are required.

Course Title Credits
PSYC 6290HEALTH DISPARITIES AND SOCIAL INEQUITY3
PSYC 6310CULTURE,ETHNICITY,RACE3
One of the following:3
ISSUES IN SOCIAL PSY
TRAUMA & FAMILY VIOLENCE
Multicultural Issues in Education

Health, Illness, and Well-being across the Lifespan concentration

Three courses are required.

Course Title Credits
PSYC 5600SUCCESSFUL AGING3
PSYC 6030TRAUMA & FAMILY VIOLENCE3
One of the following:
TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
HEALTH DISPARITIES AND SOCIAL INEQUITY
DEV PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
Developmental Foundations  
Psychological Research Methodology  
Introductory Statistics (with Lab)  
ADP Research Apprenticeship I  
Colloquium  
 Credits0
Spring
Social Development  
Cognitive Development  
Development and Prevention Science in Context  
ADP Research Apprenticeship II  
Colloquium  
 Credits0
Summer
Teaching of Psychology  
 Credits0
Second Year
Fall
Ethics in Psychology  
Health Psychology  
Regression (with Lab)  
ADP Research Apprenticeship III  
Colloquium  
Child Abuse Seminar  
 Credits0
Spring
Developmental Psychopathology  
Research Practicum - M.A. Thesis  
Colloquium  
Statistics Elective  
 Credits0
Third Year
Fall
ADP Practicum I  
Program Evaluation  
Colloquium  
 Credits0
Spring
ADP Practicum II  
Health Disparities and Social Inequalities  
Compositions  
Colloquium  
 Credits0
 Total Credits0