The Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture (CCRC) facilitates the collaboration of research projects on the social, cognitive, and emotional development of children and adolescents in families, schools, and cultures.

For general questions about the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture (CCRC), e-mail: Dr. Kenneth H. Rubin,, or Dr. Melanie Killen,


Center for Children, Relationship, and Culture Seminar
The Center sponsors a weekly seminar series.  The schedule for the Fall of 2017 is available here: Speakers, Dates, and Topics Fall 2017.pdf

Graduate Field Comittee in Developmental Science
The GFDS is a campus-wide organization of developmental scientists, representing 35 faculty members, and 85 graduate students. Each year a graduate student group organizes a one-day workshop in the area of developmental science. Click here for more information.    

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Graduate Training Program in Social Development
The Training Program supports pre-doctoral trainees and hosts Visiting Scholars from around the world.Click here for more information.

Children and Social Exclusion


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