Professor of Psychology
Author of "Emotional Development in Young Children" (Guilford, 1998), a major book in her field, Susanne Ayers Denham studies the roles of teachers, parents, and early intervention programs in preschoolers’ social and emotional development. Her research also includes new investigations on the development of forgiveness in children. Denham has been a guest scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health Developmental Psychology Laboratory, and her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (in partnership with Head Start and the Administration for Children and Families), the W. T. Grant Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. She has served on numerous editorial boards and is the editor of Early Education and Development and a past coeditor of the journal Social Development. Her papers have appeared in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, International Journal of Behavioral Development, Social Development, and other periodicals.
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