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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 106

Dr. Turner will be on sabbatical leave during the Fall 2015 semester. 

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