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.
Associate Professor - Social & Affective Neuroscience (website)
Interests: Emotion, empathy, altruism, aggression, social perception and nonverbal behavior.
Professor - Social & Cultural Psychology (website)
Director, Conflicts Resolution Program
Interests: Justice and culture; the psychology of dictatorship and democracy; security and terrorism; power relations and conflict; positioning theory; psychology and globalization.
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.
Distinguished Research Professor - Neuropsychology (website)
Interests: Neuropsychology; the relationship between brain, behavior, and mind (psychology).
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