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Professor, Psychology
Dr. Susan Gelman is a developmental psychologist who studies concepts and language in young children.  Her research focuses on how children organize their knowledge and… more

Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University
Dr. Kail’s research concerns cognitive development in childhood and adolescence, focusing on the causes and consequences of developmental change in speed of information processing. He… more

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University
As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Lajiness-O’Neill’s primary research interest is in the identification of risk and predictors of neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically autism spectrum disorders (ASD),… more

Research Professor, Duke University
Dr. Lansford’s research focuses on the development of aggression and other behavior problems in youth, with an emphasis on how family and peer contexts contribute… more

Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Shawna Lee is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Social Research, Research Center for… more

Research Faculty Affiliate, CHGD
Christy joined the ABC team in September 2012 as a postdoctoral research fellow, and is now a Research Faculty Affiliate at CHGD.  Her primary roles… more

Assistant Professor, Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California-Irvine
Dr. Lukowski is an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior and the University of California, Irvine. … more

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center
Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of family formation behavior. He examines how social context such as neighborhood resources and values influence… more

Associate Professor, Psychology
Dr. Pecina’s areas of specialization includes:  affective neuroscience, behavioral models of sensory pleasure and desire, neural substrates of sensory pleasure and desire, role of the… more

Assistant Research Scientist, U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
Dr. Pradhan is interested in the etiology of injuries and fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes from a human factors and behavioral standpoint. His research… more