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Child Development and Behavior Branch NICHD: Report to the NACHHD Council

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About the Course:

This course describes how the Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB) goes about identifying and addressing gaps in the areas of science managed within each program it oversees. It provides an overview of major initiatives accomplished or under way. Areas of research addressed include complex cognitive, linguistic, social, perceptual, biological, genetic, environmental, and educational variables relevant to human maturation across the life span.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Child Development and Behavior Branch NICHD: Report to the NACHHD Council created by NICHD Staff


U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services

Publication Date:

September 2004

Course Material Author


Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers and nurses who seek knowledge about ongoing and proposed research pertaining to new and innovative methodologies being used to study complex aspects of the workings of humans beings across the life span. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify research programs of most relevance to you and how they can be investigated further.

  2. Describe the impact CDBB initiatives are having in specific areas of study described in this course.

  3. Distinguish between areas of study and how they pertain to different aspects of the behavioral sciences.

  4. Cite examples and evaluate potential utility of future program directions presented in this course.

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Course Number 101148
3 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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