Human Development Collection Library Subject Collection uri icon

subject description and guidelines

  • The library seeks to support research and instruction in Human Development which focuses on how people develop, cognitively and socially, through the life course. It examines development in the contexts of family, school, social class, culture and complex biological and ecological conditions. Faculty interests include aging and health; cognitive development; developmental behavioral neuroscience; group disparities in development; law, psychology and human development; and social and personality development.


  • The collection is primarily used by faculty, staff and students of the Department of Human Development. The collection is also used by students and faculty of the following departments and programs: Nutrition, Health Administration, Policy Analysis and Management, Development Sociology, Psychology, and Neurobiology and Behavior. The associated Graduate Field of Human Development encompasses all aspects of human development on Cornell's Ithaca campus.