Associate Professor - Infant Cognition (website)
Interests: Transfer of learning skills by infants, utilization of information sources available to infants for learning including television, books and touchscreens, role of parent-child interactions during learning, bilingual and monolingual memory development.
Professor - Children's Digital Media (website)
Director, Children's Digital Media Center
Interests: Developmental and child psychology; cognitive and social development of children; effects of television and computers on children's development.
Associate Professor - Cultural Psychology (website)
Interests: Cultural psychology; affective science; emotional responding; advice-giving; cultural differences in major depression.
Associate Professor - Cultural and Developmental Psychology
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Interests: Cross-cultural contexts of psychopathology; cultural and individual foundations of tolerance and intolerance; developmental differences in concepts of normalcy and deviance in diverse societies; cultural and physiological correlates of eating disorders.
Assistant Professor - Cognitive Neurogenetics (website)
Interests: Human intelligence (especially understanding how neural and molecular-genetic processes constitute intelligence; analogical thinking is a focus because it represents broadly useful intelligence yet is a relatively constrained process).
Distinguished Research Professor - Cultural Psychology
Interests: The role of language and other symbol systems in how people think, feel, and act; philosophical issues in creating a truly scientific psychology.
Professor - Cognitive Neuroscience (website)
Davis Family Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Interests: Cognitive aging, cognitive neuroscience of aging, cognitive and neural bases of implicit forms of learning, maximizing learning in adulthood.
Assistant Professor - Child Development & Public Policy
Interests: Child development; public policy; early environmental influences on vulnerable children's development (poverty, early care and education, early intervention).
Professor - History & Philosophy of Psychology
Interests: Historical, philosophical, and methodological aspects of psychology; human individuality.
Professor - Animal Behavior (website)
Interests: Ethology; ecology; evolution; development and parental care in mammals; current research on the behavioral ecology, tool-use, reproduction and development in female bottlenose dolphins and their calves.
Professor - Social & Cultural Psychology (website)
Director, Conflicts Resolution Program
Professor Moghaddam's research explores the cognitive and cultural foundations of political behavior, with specific focus on democracy and democratization, rights and duties, conflict, terrorism, and minority-integration.
Professor - Human Emotions
Interests: Functional and dysfunctional aspects of emotion; cultural variability of emotions; history of emotion theory and research; envy, jealousy, shame, guilt, and embarrassment; interdisciplinary research involving psychology and the humanities.
Professor - Developmental Psychology (website)
Affiliated Faculty, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Co-Director, Center for Research on Children in the United States
(On leave, 2012-14 as President, Foundation for Child Development)
Interests: Developmental psychology; child development and public policy; effects of early care and education on early development.
Assistant Professor - Human Development & Public Policy (website)
Interests: Early child development; environmental influences on development (parenting, family structure, and socioeconomic context); developmental perspectives on child and family policy.
Professor - Neuropsychology and Dementia
Interests: Neuropsychology and remaining cognitive and social abilities of people with Alzheimer's Disease.
Professor - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (website)
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
Interests: Neurobiological basis of normal and disordered development of executive control (e.g. Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral methods.
Associate Professor - Developmental, Community, & Law (website)
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
Interests: Developmental and community psychology; law and social policy; adolescent and school violence; judgment and decision-making in legal contexts; attorney-client interactions and ethical violations; intimate violence victimization.