Explore factors that affect human development across the lifespan.
At Lesley, our goal is to inspire the imagination, courage, and persistence to improve teaching, learning, and leading.
In our Human Development and Learning PhD program, you’ll advance your knowledge of the social, psychological, and biological factors that affect the development of human beings, with particular emphasis on adults. You’ll learn theories of human development, learning, and cognitive and emotional development. Explore developmental neuroscience, adult learning, adult development, and mental health.
You'll also acquire a deep understanding of the interdisciplinary field of developmental science. Gain insights into how individuals change over time in real-life contexts. Examine culture and conflict, and organizational development and change.
Prepare to serve individuals of all ages in a variety of academic, social, and political contexts, such as community and social services, correctional facilities, colleges, and governmental agencies. Some of our alumni also go on to positions in higher education.
See the panel below for a list of courses you'll take when you start the program this summer.