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The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University provides knowledge in the study of children and families. The department's academic programs prepare specialists at the bachelor's and PhD levels. Faculty conducts research on a range of issues facing individuals and families in today's society. There are nine themes that reflect the focus on applied research and scholarship in the department: Adolescence and Young Adulthood; Adult Development and Aging; Biobehavioral Processes; Diversity and Culture; Early Childhood; Families, Development and Health; Methodology; Relationships; and Work-Family.

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