Faculty Profile

Gregory Smith

Associate Professor of Psychology (1981)

Contact Information

smithg@dickinson.edu

Stern Center for Global Educ Room 107
717.245.1253

Bio

His teaching is in the area of child development and encompasses courses in both typical child development and developmental psychopathology. Prof. Smith’s research has looked at infant, early childhood, and late adolescent development, focusing both on mechanisms that affect social interaction between peers and on the impact that parenting styles and parental availability have on development. His most current research has focused on transitions in late adolescence, including the transition to college, attempting to identify factors that affect adjustment to novel environments.

Education

  • B.A., Plymouth State College, 1977
  • M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980
  • Ph.D., 1981

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

PSYC 155 Child Development
This introduction to developmental psychology will cover such topics as: What are the processes of prenatal development and birth? How does an infant learn about the world around him or her? How do children develop as social beings? And, how do the cognitive abilities of thought, language, and memory develop?

PSYC 155 Child Development
This introduction to developmental psychology will cover such topics as: What are the processes of prenatal development and birth? How does an infant learn about the world around him or her? How do children develop as social beings? And, how do the cognitive abilities of thought, language, and memory develop?