Human Development and Family Studies

Susan D. Calkins, Ph.D.

Bank of America Excellence Professor

Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Department of Psychology

School of Health and Human Sciences

The University of North Carolina Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 PO.Box 26170

Phone:  336.334.9836
Fax: 336.334.5076
Office:  Stone 164C


B.A. Psychology (1983)
Wellesley College

Ed.M. Human Development (1984)
Harvard University

Ph.D. Psychology (1990)
University of Maryland


Research Interests

I am interested in social and emotional development in infancy and early childhood. I currently have four ongoing collaborative research projects that involve following young children and their families to better understand early development.
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I am an investigator on a collaborative study through the Center for Developmental Science at Chapel Hill. This project, the Durham Child Health and Development Study , is funded by the National Science Foundation and is aimed at understanding child social, emotional, and cognitive development from infancy through age three.

I serve as a Mentor Faculty at The Center for Developmental Science at Chapel Hill and am an Associate Editor for the journal Developmental Psychology. For more information about me, please visit my Curriculum Vita (doc)or email me

Child and Family Research Network

Selected Publications

Current Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

For Prospective Graduate Students & Post Doctoral Fellows

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

UNCG Psychology Dept