To contact the committee, please email the committee chairs

Mission Statement

The committee takes its charge from the statement of the multidisciplinary task force:

SRCD will reflect the fact that an understanding of development requires the perspectives and methods of multiple disciplines. SRCD encompasses psychology, human development, sociology, family studies, biology, education, pediatrics, psychiatry, social work, public health, economics, anthropology, and other disciplines that are relevant for an understanding of development. It embraces the rich diversity of quantitative and qualitative methods associated with these specializations. As the scientific world leans increasingly towards division and compartmentalization, SRCD's role in encouraging a multidisciplinary perspective for understanding human development becomes increasingly important. SRCD will increase its efforts to provide a forum in which scientists of various disciplines can share research and interdisciplinary scientific methods and to promote a receptive climate for truly transdisciplinary research that will advance understanding of the complexities of child and adolescent development.

Activities and News

2015 Interdisciplinary Committee Coffee Hour Brochure

2015 Interdisciplinary Committee Coffee Hour Flyer

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In this page, we include some suggestions of interdisciplinary programs of potential interest for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. The list of programs is not comprehensive, so you can contact the Committee to ask for the consideration of other programs.

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·      The journal Research in Human Development has just published a new special issue calls “Just one wish for the study of human development” edited by Richard A. Stetterston and Megan McClelland (Oregon State University). The issue includes the section “Interdisciplinary collaboration and playing well with others” which contains the following papers:

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Carol Worthman (2015 SRCD Interdisciplinary Awardee)

Tom Boyce (2015 SRCD Interdisciplinary Awardee)

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Pamela Davis-Kean, Co-Chair 2011-2017 Developmental Psychology (University of Michigan, USA)
Jill Korbin, Co-Chair 2013-2017 Anthropology (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Lori A. Francis 2015-2019 Biobehavioral Health (Penn State University, USA)
Sebastian J. Lipina 2013-2017 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (Unit of Applied Neurobiology, Argentina)
Katherine Magnuson 2015-2019 Public/Social Policy (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
John E. Schulenberg 2013-2017 Life Span Development (University of Michigan, USA)
Jennifer S. Silk 2015-2019 Psychology (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Andrew J. Fuligni, GC Representative 2015-2017 Psychology (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Erica D. Musser, SECC Representative 2015-2017 Psychology (Florida International University, USA)
Amy Glaspie, Staff Liaison 2007- Marketing & Communication Manager, SRCD

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