B.S. in Psychology – Brooklyn College, CUNY, 1978
M.S. in Developmental Psychology – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1982
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1985
After receiving my Ph.D., I was a Research Associate for Dr. Carolyn Rovee-Collier at Rutgers University from 1984-1988 studying infant learning and memory.
My research interests are in developmental psychology, particularly early child development. I have conducted research on infant and toddler learning, memory, categorization, and cognition. My current research interests include the emotional, behavioral, and familial characteristics of young children of alcoholics and substance abusers. In addition, my research has focused on the emotional and autobiographical memories of past events in this special population of children. I am also interested in the relationship between children’s drawings and their verbal recollections of emotional past events. My other research interests include the study of false memory phenomena in college students.