The Institute for the Study of Child Development is guided by four philosophical principles. These principles not only guide its research efforts, but are deeply ingrained in the clinical and educational activities.
These basic principles represent broad areas of concern within which specific basic and applied research programs and clinical services of the Institute operate. Our research examines normative growth and individual differences in normal and atypical populations. In the following sections, we will explore the projects that have been and are being undertaken at the Institute in the areas of cognitive, emotional, and social development.