Catherine Raeff

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    Spring 2021 Office Hours

    • Monday: 9:00 a.m.–Noon
    • Tuesday: 12:30–1:30 p.m. 
    • Thursday: 9:00–10:00 a.m. 
    • All office hours are via Zoom ID 989 695 7071

    How I Became Interested in Psychology

    This is one of those events that can be hard to pinpoint. I had considered clinical psychology, until I realized that there was a whole world of research out there. That’s when I really became interested in psychology.

    Areas of Interest

    For my areas of interest: For over 10 years, my research has focused on how both independence and interdependence are played out in children’s developmental experiences. This work culminated in a book, Always Separate, Always Connected: Independence and Interdependence in Cultural Contexts of Development (2006). I am now building on that work by exploring issues of freedom from a psychological perspective. In addition, I completed a book on development with Oxford University Press, titled Exploring the Dynamics of Human Development: An Integrative Approach. I am now working on conceptualizing “the whole person” in terms of individual, social, cultural, bodily, and environmental processes, and in ways that are applicable to psychology in general.

    Current Research and Professional Projects

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    Selected Publications from Raeff


    PhD, Clark University, Developmental Psychology

    Courses Taught

    Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Child Psychology, Issues in Developmental Psychology, Practicum