J. Lawrence Aber

Albert and Blanche Willner Family Professor in Psychology and Public Policy and University Professor

Affiliation(s): Institute of Human Development and Social Change, New York University

Degree(s): PhD (Yale University, 1982), MS (Yale University, 1978), AB (Harvard College, 1973)

Research Interests:

J. Lawrence Aber’s basic research examines the influence of poverty and violence at the family and community levels, on the social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive and academic development of children and youth. In addition, Aber conducts research testing the impact of various interventions on children’s learning and development, including preschool teacher training interventions in Ghana (in collaboration with Innovations for Poverty Action) and on school- and community-based interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Sierra Leone and Lebanon (in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee).

Email: la39@nyu.edu

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