Institute of Human Development and Social Change
The Institute's mission is to stimulate research on children, youth, and families in the context of a rapidly changing social world. The Institute aims to break new intellectual ground through its support for rigorous, interdisciplinary research and training across the social, behavioral, and health sciences.
Institute priorities include research on basic change processes in human development, and how these processes are affected by social, economic, historical, political, cultural, and physical contexts.
The Institute brings together over 40 faculty members from across multiple units within New York University, including the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, Human Development, the Wagner School of Public Service, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
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Child and Family Policy Center
Professor of Applied Psychology
The Child and Family Policy Center in the School of Education works to bring state-of-the field
knowledge about how to promote children's healthy development and school success to the forefront of policymaking, program design, and practice.
Faculty and researchers affiliated with the Center conduct research,
technical assistance, and research dissemination activities. This work is supported by the School's multidisciplinary faculty, which includes scholars in child development, health, and education.
The Center's primary focus is the well-being and healthy development of children from infancy through transition to adulthood in home, school, and community settings.