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Recent news from the students and faculty in Developmental Psychology!

What’s in a face? Study shows puberty changes facial recognition

Dr. Suzy Scherf recently published a study showing how face processing changes as adolescents take on new social roles.



Study to measure effects of early environment on mental and physical health

Dr. Jenae Neiderhiser will be part of the new NIH Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) initiative.


Study to look at how infants process their social world

A new study, led by Dr. Koraly Perez-Edgar, Dr. Kristin Buss, and Dr. Vanessa LoBue (Rutgers), will examine social development in the first two years of life.


If you are interested in participating please check out the CAT Lab website or



Live video chats can help tots’ learning, bonding

Developmental Psychology alumnus, Dr. Lauren Myers, now at Lafayette College, examined the impact of video chats on social interaction for children.


Examining the Link between Puberty and Functional Brain Development

Developmental area student, Junqiang "Jacob" Dai, and his advisor, Dr. Suzy Scherf, recently published a comprehensive review of neuroimaging studies investigating the relation between pubertal and functional brain development in humans.


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