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Human Development Graduate Group

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    Lawrence Harper

    Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
    At UCD since:1999
    Interests: Biological, Cognitive, Social-Emotional, Family
    Life Phases: Infancy, Early Childhood

  • Research Interests
    Child effects on adults; infancy and early childhood play and motor/cognitive/social development; implications of developmental biological models for understanding behavioral development.

    Selected Publications

    Harper, L. V. (2005). Epigenetic inheritance and the intergenerational transfer of experience. Psychological Bulletin, 131, 340-360.

    Harper, L. V. & Huie, K. S. (1998). Free play use of space by preschoolers from diverse backgrounds: Factors influencing activity choices. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 44, 423-446.

    Harper, L. V. & Huie, K. S. (1987). Relations among preschool children's adult and peer contacts and later academic achievement. Child Development, 58, 1051-1065.

    Harper, L. V. & Huie, K. S. (1985). The effect of prior group experience, age, and familiarity on the quality and organization of preschoolers' social relationships. Child Development, 56, 704-717.

    Harper, L. V. (1975). The scope of offspring effects: From caregiver to culture. Psychological Bulletin, 82, 784-801