UDD: PhD in Human Developmental Science and Psychopathology

Founded in Concepción in the Biobío region, the Universidad del Desarrollo was established in 1989 in order to expand educational options for young people and adults in the area. Later it expanded to Santiago, and currently has undergraduate and graduate programs, extension and training programs, and research centers.

Developmental promoting factors such as biological, psychological, and sociocultural variables are the focus of interest of our program. In this context, it is expected that students in our doctoral program in Human Development Science and Psychopathology participate in research projects that address one or more dimensions of human development.

Parenting and child development from 0 to 5

We research the ways mothers and fathers participate in their small kids’ life and their influence in children´s development.

Sensitivity to stress and deviated development paths

We are interested in comprehend the psychobiological components of sensitivity to stress, including cognitive, affective and developmental aspects.

Neurobiological basis of cognition and emotion

Our research goal is oriented to understand the neural mechanism that underlie the recognition and processing of emotional information as a key factor of cognitive process regulation.

Subjectivity and metacognition across the lifespan
Metacognition is the skill of accessing and reporting individual mental contents.