Child & Families Studies Research Area

Elizabeth Meisinger, Ph.D.
Director
Phone: 902.678.4679
Office: Psyc 338

The Child and Family Studies area includes faculty and students from several department programs including Child Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and School Psychology and represents all three of the department's doctoral degree concentrations (Clinical, Experimental, and School). The common core of faculty research interests is a commitment to examining age-related cognitive, cultural, emotional, health, and social factors across infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Basic and applied research projects are conducted in a variety of settings, including community agencies, day care and preschool programs, homes, hospitals, and schools. From this diversity across faculty interests, graduate students can construct individualized programs of study and be involved with a wide variety of research topics and populations.

The Child and Family Studies faculty have teaching assignments to courses related to the research area, and many provide supervised practicum experiences through the department's Psychological Services Center.

Open colloquium series meetings are held weekly on Friday afternoons during which faculty, students, and community partners present their research findings.

Course Requirements for Graduate Students Affiliated with the Child and Family Studies Area

Faculty

  • Kristoffer S. Berlin, Ph.D.
  • Robert Cohen, Ph. D.
  • Thomas Fagan, Ph.D.
  • Randy G. Floyd, Ph.D.
  • Kathryn H. Howell, Ph.D.
  • Lilya Jiang, Ph.D.
  • Beth Meisinger, Ph.D.
  • Idia B. Thurston, Ph.D.