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Children sought for study on how they do everyday things
April 3, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Department of Human Development is looking for children to participate in research to advance the understanding of how their cognitive skills help them carry out everyday activities – like making a snack or packing a backpack. Participants will receive a small gift.

WSU graduate escapes homelessness, helps teen addicts
December 6, 2016

By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

jeffrey-reams-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Putting a history of drugs and homelessness behind him, Jeffrey Reams, 34, found the strength to get a college education and prepare to receive his degree in human development on Dec. 10 from Washington State University Vancouver.

Online HD class gives students unique experience
January 26, 2009

PULLMAN   – Most online classes are usually focused on reading books, communicating asynchronously, writing papers and taking tests, but Human Development 205 is not your typical online class.

HD 205, Communication in Human Relations, is a life-skills enhancement course and is designed to help students learn how to communicate effectively while improving their teambuilding and leadership skills. In the fall 2008 semester, the class was offered online for the first time.

“It was an experiment,” said course instructor Becky Dueben, “to learn if it was possible to offer such an interactive and experience-based course in an online environment.”

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Internship requirement reaps reward
February 16, 2007

Photo: Mary Wandschneider teaches a course on internships in the Department of Human Development. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services). Graduates, excited about their major, might be forced to take a job outside their field of interest because that’s all they can find. It happens, but not so much in the Department of Human Development.Chair Thomas Power said a lot of the credit goes to the department’s long-established and well-structured internship program.“In my mind, it’s really one of the most important things they do here,” he said. “I think it really gives students a good running start.” Mary Wandschneider, internship supervisor and an instructor … » More …