The department was founded to explore the developmental principles and issues concerning different populations and individuals at various stages (including infants and children, adolescents, adults, elderly), and how they are affected by psychological and sociocultural factors.

Human development studies the changes from birth to death caused by the influences of genes and environments. After grasp the relevant knowledge, the members of this discipline intend to improve people's life on the basis of it.

The department is featured with joining Psychology and Anthropology two disciplines. While building up in students the profession of these two domains, we provide the students cross-disciplinary thinking and vision, and cultivate students with broader mind and humble and diligent attitude.


The goals of education for the undergraduates are: 1. Help students understand the physical and psychological adaptation across different developmental stages, and the influences of psychological and sociocultural factors; 2. By providing different perspectives, cultivate students to think about relevant issues from multicultural and individualistic angles.

The students are expected to develop these core abilities through the training: the basic knowledge of Anthropology and Psychology, cross-cultural communication and real-life application abilities, and data-collecting, -analyzing, and -interpreting abilities.

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There are four featured groups of courses, the students can plan your own studies by making reference to them.

The Cognitive-Development Group

Courses: cognitive psychology, cognitive development in children, language development, personality psychology, mental health, emotional development, international humanitarian aid and community development, physiological psychology, intellectual development, health psychology, the adjustment problems of adolescence, experimental methods in psychology, psychological testing, development of logical thinking, advanced personality psychology, advanced cognitive psychology

The Clinical/Counseling-Psychology Group

Courses: introduction to clinical psychology, theory and practice of counseling and guidance, personality psychology, counseling theory and practice, helping skills, mental health, the ethics of counseling, multicultural counseling, health psychology, group dynamics, abnormal psychology, psychological testing, career counseling, marriage and family counseling

The Cultural/Creative-Industry Group

Courses: cultural and creative industries, thinking and creativity, marketing in cultural and creative industries, management in cultural and creative industries, practicum in cultural and creative industries (coming soon)

The CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Group

Courses: abnormal psychology, forensic anthropology, anthropological genetics, forensic psychology:pathology & assessment, forensic psychotherapy



The goals of education for this program are: On the basis of anthropological theories, explore the principles and issues of biological and sociocultural development in humans, and apply such knowledge to sustain the development of the society and culture.

The students are expected to develop these core abilities through the training: Handling the professional knowledge and issues of Anthropology, taking up jobs in applied fields of Anthropology.

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The goals of education for this program are: On the basis of psychological theories, investigate the principles and issues concerning physical and psychological health and psychological adaptation, and apply such knowledge to practical situations.

The students are expected to develop these core abilities through the training: Researching clinical phenomena with scientific thinking, possessing the psychopathology for dealing with psychological diseases of various life stages, and having the abilities and skills of doing psychological assessment and therapy.

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