Lawrence Harper

Lawrence Harper

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Human Development & Family Studies


Interests: Biological, Cognitive, Social-Emotional, Family
Life Phases: Infancy, Early Childhood

Courses Taught

Infancy and Early Childhood (HDE 100A)

Middle Childhood And Adolescence - Early Development (HDE 100B)

Physiological Correlates of Behavioral Development (HDE 211)

Select 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.


Ph.D., Psychology. University of California, Berkeley.