Developmental Psychology

Affiliated Faculty

J. Lawrence Aber

Willner Family Professor in Psychology and Public Policy at the Steinhardt; University Professor at New York University

Co-Director Global TIES

social, emotional, motivational, and behavioral development of high-risk children and youth; parent development; program & policy research; neighborhood and family contexts; intervention design and evaluation

LaRue Allen

Raymond and Rosalee Weiss Professor of Applied Psychology; Chair Department of Applied Psychology

Director CFPC

urban preschool-, adolescent-, and emerging adult development; social, cultural, and ecological impacts on development; cross-cultural and cross-national research; civic engagement, financial literacy

Carol Gilligan

Professor of Humanities and Applied Psychology


gender studies, Listening Guide method of psychological inquiry, psychology and politics of ethical resistance, morality, the relational world of girls

Perry N. Halkitis

Professor; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Global Institute of Public Health;
Director of CHIBPS

LGBT identity; drug addiction; biopsychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS; health & human development; quantitative research methods in psychology, health, & education; emergent adulthood; aging; measurement/assessment

Diane Hughes

Professor of Applied Psychology


family-, peer-, school-, and neighborhood influences on adolescents’ social/emotional development and academic outcomes of urban adolescents; intersections of race, ethnicity, culture as they influence development

Sandee McClowry

Professor of Applied Psychology/Teaching and Learning;
Director of INSIGHTS

temperament-based intervention for elementary school children, their parents, and teachers; school-based interventions for inner-city children