Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychology is concerned with change and stability across the life-span. Developmental psychologists answer questions about how behaviour is organised and how it changes with age.

  • What is the nature and significance of temperament over the life span?
  • How should we diagnose and deal with dyscalculia?
  • How do children acquire understanding of fractions and algebra?
Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
Affective Development and Psychopathology Team Professor Nick Allen
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Attention Dynamics Lab Dr Katherine Johnson
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
iCATS - Imaging brain development in the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study Julian Simmons Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Life-span Development Laboratory Associate Professor Jeanette Lawrence
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
The SENSE Study (Sleep and Education: learning New Skills Early) The SENSE Team Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Social Development Laboratory Dr Heidi Gazelle
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Research Partners