The programme provides advanced study of topics in developmental psychology, with a specific focus on development in the context of adversity.
Childhood adversity refers to factors extrinsic to the child such as growing up in contexts of parental psychopathology, economic deprivation and community conflict. Psychological, educational and behavioural outcomes of adversity will be explored as well as the predictors, mediators and moderators of outcome.
We address questions such as:
What aspects of childhood adversity impact of child and adolescent development?
How do intrinsic (eg child's personality) and extrinsic (eg parenting) factors interact to moderate outcomes of adversity?
What programmes and interventions can help children growing up in adversity and how can they be best designed and implemented?
Psychology of Childhood Adversity highlights
Internationally Renowned Experts
•The School has a long-standing reputation for research and practice in developmental psychology and currently offers two professional Doctorates in applied areas of psychology (clinical and educational).
•We are the only MSc to focus exclusively on the study of childhood adversity, and thus our students are exposed to up to date advances in our understanding of the effects on child adversity on human development. Working with supervisors from the Childhood Adversity Research Group our students have the opportunity to get involved in ongoing research projects exploring various aspects of childhood adversity.