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Office Location

110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Clinical Psychology University of Illinois 1995
M.A. Clinical Psychology University of Illinois 1992
B.A. Psychology Indiana University 1988

Research Interests

  • social networks
  • popularity
  • friendship
  • social influence in middle/late childhood

Research Summary

My research focuses on the characteristics of children who have acquired high social status and how they influence other children to conform to academic, behavioral, and social norms.