To understand the interaction between sociocultural experience and biobehavioral development during adolescence
To generate knowledge about the development of youth from diverse ethnic and immigrant backgrounds
To provide information to communities and practitioners about the unique opportunities and challenges of adolescence
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Graduate School Applicants Welcome!
Students interested in doctoral study should apply to the UCLA Developmental Psychology Ph.D. program
Discrimination Can Compromise Health during Adolescence
Reported discrimination is associated with poor sleep and greater cortisol output on a daily basis
How Much Should Teenagers Sleep?
The amount of sleep for peak mental health is more than many high achieving adolescents get each night. Few do well with less than 7 hours per night.