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Laura L. Turner

Laura L. Turner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

B.A. University of Connecticut
M.S., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Contact Information
FCAS 104

Teaching interests:

  • Child Development (Psychology 211)
  • Social and Emotional Development (Psychology 335)
  • Cognitive Development (Psychology 336)
  • Research Methods (Psychology 340)
  • Experimental Psychology (Psychology 440)
  • Child and Family Policy
  • Human Behavior in Perspective (Core 103 – an interdisciplinary exploration of the social sciences)
  • Families in Society (Core 457 - an interdisciplinary Core senior seminar)

Research interests:

  • Work and family life
    • Parents’ work and family balance
    • Role strain in working parents
    • Young adults’ views of work and family
  • Children and the media
    • Educational television and children’s cognitive and social development
  • Children’s emotional development
    • Children’s understanding of emotion
    • Children’s regulation of emotion
    • Links between children’s emotions, family relationships, and peer relationships