Graduate Student Productivity


Our graduate students are very successful at publishing papers during their time in the program: in the 2015-2016 academic year, HDFS graduate students authored 64 published papers. Recently, graduate students have published first-authored papers in a range of journals, including:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • The Gerontologist
  • Journal of Family Psychology
  • Journal of Adolescent Health
  • Applied Developmental Science
  • Multivariate Behavioral Research
  • Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
  • School Psychology Review

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HDFS grad students are also successful at presenting their research at academic conferences and receive departmental funding for travel and conference registration. In the 2015-2016 academic year, 38 graduate students presented at academic conferences, including the Gerontological Society of America and Society for Research in Adolescence. Other recent academic conferences attended by graduate students include:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Modern Modeling Methods Conference
  • Penn State Workshop on Intensive Longitudinal Methods
  • Society for Prevention Research
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

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Graduate students in HDFS write on a wide variety of topics for their dissertations. The results of their dissertations are often excellent examples of their graduate work in HDFS.

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