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The Centre for Research in Human Development (Centre de Recherche en Devélopment Humain; CRDH) was established in 1981 at Concordia University. Over the last 40 years, the CRDH has grown into a highly successful and internationally recognized research and training centre, focusing on critical issues in human development from infancy through old age. Although the core members are from Concordia University, the CRDH includes full members from four other Québec institutions (Université de Québec à Montréal, McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières), and from seven disciplines. The research agenda of CRDH, focusing on the challenges of navigating critical transitions across the life-course, brings together scholars from a broad range of research fields and disciplines, including psychology, sociology, education, sexology, psychiatry, exercise science, philosophy, and audiology. Researchers from different disciplines with common interests and complementary expertise are brought together across institutions to establish a uniquely focused group of social and health scientists.  The CRDH aims to provide scientific knowledge that is pertinent to the pressing social needs of Quebec society and beyond, including the promotion of improved mental health, academic success, positive social functioning, and healthy aging. The centre’s scientific focus extends beyond the examination of singular problems or a specific group of individuals by attempting to understand and promote successful development across the lifespan.

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