Developmental Psychology Section

Developmental Psychology Section


Belfast 2016

The 2016 Conference will take place at the Hilton Belfast, 14th - 16th September 2016.

Keynote speakers include: Professor Peter Hobson, Professor Susan Golombok, Professor Teresa McCormack.

Submissions open on 30th November 2015. Please visit the conference website for more details.



Welcome to Developmental Psychology Section 

The Society’s Developmental Psychology Section promotes the scientific study of the cognitive, emotional, social, perceptual, and biological changes in humans that occur from before birth, through infancy, childhood, adolescence and into adulthood.

Since its inception in 1980, its mission has been to support and develop high quality research into developmental psychology and to raise the profile of British developmental research on a local and international level, with policy-makers, practitioners, business and the general public.

How to join

The Developmental Section offers academics, researchers and students the opportunity to develop their career, fund their research, arrange and attend meetings, and become involved in and contribute to policy discussions and public engagement.  At only £10 per year for full members and £5 for student subscribers membership offers you excellent value for money.

Membership is open to any member of the British Psychological Society. Click to download a membership form.