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Developmental Psychology Faculty

Igor Arievitch
Methods of Developmental Teaching and Learning; Factors and Components of Educability
Sarah Berger
Relation between cognitive and motor development, specifically how changing motor expertise shapes problem-solving abilities in infancy and early childhood; Impact of sleep on motor problem solving in infancy
Patricia Brooks
Language Development; Psycholinguistics
Angela Crossman
Deception in Children; Child Witness (Developmental Psychology)
Colette Daiute
Social, cognitive, and emotion development among children, youth and adults in Challenging Contexts, Including War, Post-War Transitions, Situations of extreme/increasing resource inequality, and Under-Funded Urban Schools; Narrative Inquiry; Uses of Verbal, Nonverbal, and Technology for Development; Adolescent and young adult social development in relation to contemporary globalization challenges and opportunities; Programs and institutions designed to support human developm
Darlynne Devenny
Individual Differences Over the Life Span; Relationship of timing of Development Events to Developmental Plasticity; Atypical Infant Development
Jennifer Drake
Drawing and Emotion regulation; cognitive and perceptual skills in artists and artistically gifted children; aesthetic judgments; drawing and STEM learning
Roseanne L. Flores
Human Development; Cognition language and development
Kristen Gillespie-Lynch
Autism; symbol formation; communicative gestures; comparative psychology
Lana B. Karasik
Culture and infant development, perceptual-motor development, social-cognitive development, parenting
Yana A. Kuchirko
Cross-Cultural Psychology, Human Development, Contexts of Development, Parent-Child Interactions, Family Systems, Intersectionality, Gender Development
Karen E. McFadden
Research on parenting, child development, and contexts of early care and education
Erika Y. Niwa
How cultural context, especially ethnicity and race, shapes the social, emotional, and cognitive development of ethnically diverse youth and adolescents
Martin Dale Ruck
Cognitive socialization at the intersection of race, ethnicity and social class; Children’s evaluations of social exclusion and intergroup relations; Children’s perceptions of human rights and social justice; Urban education; Youth civic engagement
Herbert Saltzstein
Moral development and culture; children’s eyewitness testimony, parent-child relations across cultures
Jacob Shane
Lifespan Development, Motivation, Opportunity, Perceived Control
Myriam Villalobos Solis
Cultural influences on adolescent healthy development, Puerto Rican adolescents, sexual reproductive health of Latino youth, and adolescent social and emotional outcomes.
Anna Stetsenko
The development of self, identity, agency and gender; culture and development; development in contexts of social institutions such as schools, daycare and welfare systems; sociocultural and cultural-historical theories; learning and development; the role of play in development; disability and child welfare policies.
Virginia Valian
Language; Gender
Eduardo Vianna
Deborah Vietze
Understanding and preventing racism and prejudice; cultural and ethnic identity; romantic experiences of young women; Service: Promoting the health and welfare of children and youth; Teaching and mentoring: Engaging students in diverse processes to strengthen the skills required to engage in scientific and logical scholarship that promotes their professional goals.
Jennifer Wagner
Cognitive Development, Infancy, Social and Emotional Development, Numerical Cognition, Eye-tracking, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience