Developmental Psychology Section




CogDev 2019  


BPS Cognitive Psychology Section & Developmental Psychology Section Joint Conference 2019

Best Western Plus Stoke on Trent Moat House, Stoke on Trent

04 - 06 September 2019

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Last year's conference

BPS Developmental Conference 2018

Crowne Plaza, Liverpool 

12 - 14 September 2018

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Keynote Speakers

Professor Robin Banerjee

- University of Sussex -


Professor Cathy Cresswell

- University of Reading -


Professor Dorothy Bishop

 - University of Oxford -

Distinguished Contributions Award


Dr Giorgia Michelini

 - King's College London -

Neil O'Connor Award


Dr Harriet Over

 - University of York -

Margaret Donaldson Early Career Prize

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 inaugural meeting on 14 December 1972, 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.