The Child Development Center is a research program for faculty and graduate students in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and the College of Health & Human Sciences. Our facility is equipped with unobtrusive observation technologies, providing a variety of settings for investigators to meet with children and families to explore interesting topics.
All research investigations conducted at the Child Development Center are reviewed and approved by the OSU Institutional Review Board for implementation with human subjects. Parents and other participants have the opportunity to learn about the research investigation and must give their consent in advance of participation.
The Child Development Center Director and faculty work closely with research investigators to ensure that interactions with children follow appropriate guidelines.
Recent investigations include: