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Kristen Bub

  • Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

  • Associate Professor, Applied Cognition and Development Programs

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Contact Information

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Office Location

325k Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Early childhood education
  • Social-emotional development
  • Applied research methods and statistics

Research Interests

  • Self regulation
  • Executive functions
  • Social-emotional development
  • School readiness and achievement
  • Sociodemographic risk and development
  • Research methods and design

Programs of Study

Research Summary

Social competence is central to understanding adaptive functioning in social and academic contexts across the lifespan. My research lies at the intersection of development and learning and aims to understand the processes by which young children’s cognitive and behavioral regulation skills develop. I also seek to evaluate the impact of these skills on subsequent learning outcomes among understudied and at-risk populations of children. Ultimately, I intend to use my research to inform the development of prevention/intervention programs and inform policy for young children.


Dr. Bub received her Ed.D. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University where her areas of foci included social-emotional development, early education, and research methods. She received her bachelor’s degree psychology with an emphasis in developmental psychology from Mount Holyoke College.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
EdD Human Development and Psychology Harvard University 2008
MEd Human Development and Methodology Harvard University 2004
BA Psychology (Developmental) Mount Holyoke College 1997