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Chair: Nicole A. Sugden, PhD

Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
nsugden@psych.ubc.ca
Tel: 604-822-6408

Mission:

The Development Psychology Section (DPS) is organized to advance our knowledge in Developmental Psychology (DP), to influence public policy, and to provide opportunities for professional, educational, and societal development in our area.

Members are active on DPNet (Electronic Connections for Developmentalists), which is an electronic service for disseminating relevant information to all Developmentalists at all locations. DPNet is now maintained at Carleton University, through the Pickering Centre for Human Development. For further information, contact DPNet Administrator Will Hipson at dpnet.admin@carleton.ca. General information about joining the listserv can be found at https://carleton.ca/pickeringcentre/dpnet/.

 


 

Announcements:

  • NEW How many developmental researchers are being trained in Canadian graduate programs? How many are graduating with PhD's focusing on Developmental Psychology? In what sub-fields are these graduates specializing? Although the Canadian government tracks the number of PhD's awarded in Canada, we don't know how many of these are graduates in Developmental Psychology. Tailoring the Developmental Psychology Section's outreach and programs requires an understanding emerging and recent PhD's.

    The CPA Developmental Section invites proposals to assess the number of PhD students and recent PhD graduates in Developmental Psychology and its sub-fields at Universities in Canada. We look forward to proposals detailing a budget, research plan (including methodology), timelines, and scope for research to be conducted between January and December 2019. The report will be due to the Developmental Section for review by December 2019 and disseminated to Developmental Section members thereafter.

    Proposals are due on November 10th. Please forward complete proposals to the section chair via email at nicoleasugden@gmail.com with the subject line "CPA Developmental Section PhD Graduate Survey".

     
  • NEW The developmental section is pleased to announce travel awards for CPA 2019 are due December 1, 2019.
    All CPA Developmental Section members who are student (undergraduate or graduate) or postdoctoral researchers and who have submitted an abstract for presentation of developmental research at this year's conference are eligible to apply. Full application criteria and instructions are available here. Please send completed applications to nicoleasugden@gmail.com with the subject line "CPA Developmental Section CPA Travel Awards". See you in Halifax!

     
  • NEW CPA Developmental Section Research Award
    The CPA Developmental Section is proud to announce 2019 Travel Awards to support CPA Developmental Section Members’ travel to the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) biennial meeting. The travel award supports the dissemination of important, innovative, and impactful Canadian Developmental Psychology research, sharing it with a large international audience. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are invited to apply by October 1st, 2018 for this $500 award. Details are available here.

     
  • NEW CPA Developmental Section Travel Awards for travel to SRCD 2019
    The CPA Developmental Section is proud to announce 2019 Travel Awards to support CPA Developmental Section Members’ travel to the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) biennial meeting. The travel award supports the dissemination of important, innovative, and impactful Canadian Developmental Psychology research, sharing it with a large international audience. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are invited to apply by October 1st, 2018 for this $500 award. Details are available here.

     
  • 2018 CPA Developmental Section Travel Awards Due June 15, 2018
    The developmental section is pleased to announce the resumption of our travel awards. All CPA Developmental Section members who are student (undergraduate or graduate) or postdoctoral researchers and who are presenting research at this year's conference are eligible to apply. Full application criteria and instructions are available here. Please send completed applications to nicoleasugden@gmail.com with the subject line "CPA Developmental Section Travel Awards".
     
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