The Developmental Program has a strong and successful commitment to minority students who are pursuing careers in Psychology and to students who are interested in research on minority children and their families. It is important to note that these two domains often overlap, but they do not always overlap. That is, some minority students are interested in topics in developmental psychology other than research on minority children and their families, and some non-minority students are interested in research on minority children and their families. We offer a supportive environment across this range of possibilities.
Our Carolina Seminar on Behavioral Research with Minority Populations is training, and the Center for Developmental Science provides additional opportunities. From a broader perspective, UNC-Chapel Hill has a more diverse student body than any other major public university, and when considered in the context of our neighboring counties, Chapel Hill provides access to an extraordinarily rich array of research participants.