Developmental Psychology Faculty

Frank Manis
(Ph.D., 1981, University of Minnesota)
Professor and Area Head
Literacy development, learning disabilities, neurological bases of cognitive development

Jo Ann M. Farver
(Ph.D., 1989, University of California, Los Angeles)
Associate Professor
Cultural perspectives on children's early social development, violence exposure, and early literacy

Toben H. Mintz
(Ph.D., 1996, University of Rochester)
Associate Professor
Language acquisition in infants and toddlers, computational modeling

Henrike Moll
(Ph.D., 2006, University of Leipzig)
Assistant Professor
Development of social cognition in infancy and early childhood.

David Schwartz
(Ph.D., Vanderbilt University)
Associate Professor
Peer relationship problems in childhood and adolescence, including bullying, social rejection, friendlessness, and popularity/unpopularity

Justin Wood
(Ph.D., 2008, Harvard University)
Assistant Professor
Origins of cognition, visual working memory

David A. Walsh
(Ph.D., 1974, University of Minnesota)
Associate Professor
Cognitive and motivational foundations of personal beliefs and the self-regulation of health behaviors from early childhood to old age



  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061