The Center for Child Development (CCD) was established in September of 1991 with the concern for children, youth, family, and school. We aim to foster children's positive development such as enhancing their achievement motivation, creativity in problem-solving and self-competence. Inter-disciplinary research and training programs is a distinctive feature of the Center. We believe that the common interest in children's well-being among various disciplines will enable the integration of strengths from areas of psychology, education, sociology, social work, communications, art, music and others in finding innovative approaches for the betterment of children and of the society in the long run. Our objectives are as follows: 

  • To initiate collaborative research on child and adolescent development.
  • To disseminate child and adolescent development information to academic community, community professionals and the public.
  • To provide training courses and learning experiences to children, adolescents, parents and teachers.
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Creative Thinking &
    Creativity Education
  • Critical Thinking &
  • Giftedness &
    Gifted ​Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Moral Development &
    Moral Education
  • News Literacy &
    News Education
  • Prosocial & Antisocial Behavior
  • Psychology of Self
  • Social & Affective Neuroscience
  • Special Education
  • Whole-Person Education



CCD strives to provide information and learning experience in ways appropriate and convenient for different audiences. The following are some examples:

For Community Professionals
Newsletters, research reports, conferences and seminars

For Legislators & Government Agencies
Consultation meetings, seminars, workshops, current research on child development

For Academic Community
Articles in professional journals, conferences, seminars, workshops, current research on child development

For Parents, Children, and the Public
Informative pamphlets, media interviews, parent seminars, workshops on positive development, parenting and educational programs