Research Opportunities in Educational Psychology & Applied Developmental Science

Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science (EP-ADS) students engage in research opportunities with faculty from the School of Education and Human Development, the Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning (CASTL), Youth Nex, and elsewhere. Opportunities range widely and include engaging in data collection with adolescent youth to conducting systematic observations in classrooms to working with community partners to solve problems.

Faculty Research Partners

EP-ADS faculty mentors partner with students to provide hands-on research experiences. EP-ADS faculty mentors include:


Research Centers & Labs

EP-ADS students conduct research at various centers and labs including:

Research Topics

EP-ADS faculty and students typically conduct research in the following topic areas:

  • School Readiness
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Student Engagement in Learning
  • English Language Learners
  • Mathematics Education
  • Self-Regulation in Childhood
  • Academic Achievement
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Identity Development in Youth
  • Teacher-Student Relationships
  • Supportive Relationships
  • Adult Mentorship of Youth

Research Projects

EP-ADS faculty engage in numerous ongoing research projects including:

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