The Child Development Unit

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Under the direction of Edward Tronick, the Child Development Unit, located in UMass Boston's Wheatley Hall, has established a strong international reputation for its pioneering advances in the field of children's development, parenting and infant-parent therapeutic programs. 

Tronick's Still-Face Paradigm has transformed our understanding of young children’s emotional capacities and coping mechanisms of infants. Researchers in the Child Development Unit are currently studying how parents interact with their infants, babies’ memories, and their stress levels.