Raymond and Rosalee Weiss Professor of Applied Psychology; Department Chair
Phone: (212) 998 5076
- APSY-GE 2105 Culture, Context and Psychology Syllabus
- APSY-GE 3001 Dissertation Proposal Seminar I Syllabus
LaRue Allen, Ph.D., is Raymond and Rosalee Weiss Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University in the Steinhardt School of Education and a Visiting Scholar at the American University of Paris. She also directs the Child and Family Policy Center which focuses on bringing social science knowledge to policy makers and practitioners concerned with children and their families. Her research interests include urban preschool, adolescent and emerging adult development; impact of social, cultural and ecological factors on human development; issues in cross-cultural and cross-national research methods and design; civic engagement; financial literacy. Her work in early childhood began with her graduate work at Yale, where her mentor was Edward Zigler, the first director of Head Start. Dr. Allen was visiting professor at the Centre de Recherche de l’Education Spécialisée et de l’Adaptation Scolaire in Paris, France, where she collaborates on research on preventing school failure through interventions with young children, their families, and the community structures that support them.
- Astuto, J., & Allen, L. (2009). Home Visitation and Young Children: An Approach Worth Investing In? Social Policy Report: Publication of the Society for Research in Child Development, 23(4).
- Allen, L., Bat-Chava, Y., Aber, J.L. & Seidman, E. (2005). Adolescent Racial and Ethnic Identity in Context. In G. Downey, J. Eccles, & C. Chatman (Eds.), Navigating the future: Social Identity, Coping, and Life Tasks (pp.143-166). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Adolescent Development: Theory and Research
- Cross-Cultural Research Methods
- Culture, Context and Psychology
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Civic Engagement
- Socio-cultural and Contextual Influences on Development
- Emergent Adulthood
- Early Childhood and School Readiness