Rebecca Fraser-Thill

Rebecca Fraser-Thill has been working in the field of developmental psychology for more than a decade. Her training, teaching and research have covered the entire lifespan from conception to death, but she has primarily focused on infants, children and young teens.

Experience

Rebecca's writing has appeared in a variety of books, online publications and scholarly journals, including Contemporary Psychology and Law and Human Behavior. She co-authored the Infant-Toddler Early Learning Guidelines for the State of Maine (2006) and a chapter in Child Development: The Macmillan Psychology Reference Series (Macmillan, 2002). Rebecca teaches in the psychology department of Bates College, where her courses include Developmental Psychology, Child Psychopathology and Infancy. She holds a Master's Degree in developmental psychology from Cornell University.

Rebecca Fraser-Thill

"I'm passionate about sharing psychology with the general public. I distinctly remember the day this became my life's mission: I was sitting in my elective high school psychology class, encountering Piaget's theory of cognitive development for the first time. As my peers half-slept around me, I buzzed with excitement, thinking, 'This is so fascinating and important! Do parents know about this?!' As I moved through college and graduate school, I realized that parents were not being kept in the loop as well as they could be. Too often, important studies of developmental psychology are jargon-filled and kept locked in subscription-only journals. My goal, therefore, is to help parents access and understand the research and theory the field of psychology has to provide. 

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