Charles M. Super
Prof. Super is accepting new graduate students for fall, 2022
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Harvard University, 1972
Internship in Clinical Child Psychology, Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, M.A., 1981-85
B.A., cum laude, Psychology, Yale University, 1966
Selected Honors and Awards:
- U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science (Elected Member), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. 2013-2021
- Award for Distinguished Contributions to Cultural and Contextual Factors in Child Development, Society for Research in Child Development (co-recipient with Sara Harkness), 2009
- Connecticut Friend of Families and Consumers, presented by the Connecticut Affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
- Distinguished Service Award, University of Connecticut School of Family Studies Alumni Association, 2005
Cultural Regulation of Human Development, Particularly Biological, Cognitive, and Emotional Development During Infancy and Childhood; Parental and Professional Ethnotheories of Child Development and Behavior; Interventions to Promote the Physical and Mental Health of Children and Families; Research Methods Appropriate for Comparative and Culturally Based Research.
- Super, C. M., Blom, M. J. M., Harkness, S., Ranade, N., & Londhe, L. (2021). Culture and the organization of infant sleep: A study in the Netherlands and the U.S.A. Infant Behavior and Development, 64. Doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2021.101620.
- Super, C. M., & Harkness, S. (2020). Culture and the perceived organization of newborn behavior: A comparative study in Kenya and the U.S. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. doi: 10.1002/cad.20366
- Super, C. M., Harkness, S., Bonichini, S., Welles, B. Zylicz, P. O., Ríos Bermúdez, M., & Palacios, J. (2020). Developmental continuity and change in the cultural construction of the “difficult child: A study in six Western cultures. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, in press.
- Super, C. M., Britto, P. R., & Engle, P. (2013).The future of ECD in the global development agenda. In P. R. Britto, P. Engle, & C. M. Super (Eds.). Oxford handbook of early childhood development research and its impact on global policy (pp. 508-516). [Sponsored by UNICEF and SRCD]. New York: Oxford.
- Super, C. M., Guldan, G. S., Ahmed, N., & Zeitlin, M. (2012). The emergence of separation protest is robust under condition of severe developmental stress. Infant and Child Development, 35, 393‑396.
- Super, C. M., & Harkness, S. (2003). The metaphors of development. Human Development, 46(1), 3‑23.
- Super, C. M., Harkness, S., van Tijen, N., van der Vlugt, E., Fintelman, M., & Dijkstra, J. (1996). The three Rs of child rearing in Holland and the socialization of infant arousal. In S. Harkness & C. M. Super (Eds.). Parents’ cultural belief systems: Sociocultural origins and developmental consequences. (pp. 447-466). New York: Guilford Press.
- Super, C. M., Herrera, M. G., & Mora, J. O. (1990). Long‑term effects of food supplementation and psychosocial intervention on the physical growth of Colombian infants at risk of malnutrition. Child Development, 61, 29‑49.
- Super, C. M., & Harkness, S. (1986). The development niche: A conceptualization at the interface of child and culture. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 9, 545‑569.
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