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Natalie H. Brito

Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology

212-998-5571

Natalie Hiromi Brito is a developmental psychologist who examines how early social and cultural contexts shape the trajectory of neurocognitive development, with the goal of better understanding how to best support caregivers and create environments that foster healthy child development.  She has published work on parent-child interactions, bilingualism, and how individual differences mediate brain-behavior associations during early childhood. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Brito spent two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar and two years as a postdoctoral research fellow within the Division of Developmental Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Brito has received numerous awards for her work, including recognition from the Association for Psychological Science (Rising Star Award), NYU Steinhardt (Gabriel Carras Research Award), and the International Society of Developmental Psychobiology (Kucharski Young Investigator Award). She has also been the recipient of grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NICHD/NLM/NIDA).

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Courses

Introduction to Psychology and Its Principles

Introduction to the fundamental principles of psychology, emphasizing both the unity and the diversity of a field that spans major theoretical and research areas, including biological bases of human behavior, learning, development, motivation, and social and abnormal behavior. Links between theory and classic as well as contemporary research are a recurrent theme.

Liberal Arts Core/MAP Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Society and the Social Sciences
Course #
APSY-UE 2
Units
4
Department
Applied Psychology

Survey of Developmental Psychology

Nature of psychological development in childhood and adolescence considered and attention paid to developmental implications for adulthood and old age. Rigorous analysis of developmental theories is undertaken with emphasis on research findings and methods as reported in current literature.
Course #
APSY-GE 2271
Units
3
Department
Applied Psychology