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.
Greco-Vigorito, C., & Drucker, P.M. (in preparation). Emotional memories in young children of substance abusers: The clinical utility of drawing.
Greco-Vigorito, C., & Drucker, P.M. (in preparation). Effectiveness of an expressive arts therapy program in young children of substance abusers.
Drucker, P.M., & Greco-Vigorito, C. (2002). An exploratory factor analysis of Children’s Depression Inventory scores in young children of substance abusers. Psychological Reports, 91, 131-141.
Drucker, P.M., Greco-Vigorito, C., Coil, G., Moore-Russell, M., Avaltroni, J. (1997). Depression and anxiety in young children of substance abusers. Psychological Reports, 80, 723-732.
Greco-Vigorito, C., Drucker, P.M., Moore-Russell, M., & Avaltroni, J. (1996). Affective symptoms in young children of substance abusers correlate with parental distress. Psychological Reports, 79, 547-552.
Greco-Vigorito, C. (1996). Categorization based on attribute versus relational similarity in 4- to 10-month-old infants. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 82, 915-927.
Hayne, H., Greco-Vigorito, C., & Rovee-Collier, C. (1993). Forming contextual categories in infancy. Cognitive Development, 8, 63-82.
Rovee-Collier, C., Greco-Vigorito, C., & Hayne, H. (1993). The time window hypothesis: Implications for categorization and memory modification. Infant Behavior and Development, 16(2), 149-176.
Greco, C., Hayne, H., & Rovee‑Collier, C. (1990). The roles of function, reminding, and variability in categorization by 3-month-olds infants. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 16, 617-633.