Dr. Gail S. Goodman is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Public Policy Research at the University of California, Davis. Her research concerns cognitive development, longitudinal research on child development, effects of poverty and adversity on children, and outcomes of social interventions on children’s and adults’ development. She has received many awards for her research and writings. She served as President of Divisions 7 (Developmental Psychology), 37 (Child and Family Policy and Practice), and Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society), and of Division 37’s Section on Child Maltreatment of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Goodman has published widely and has received many federal, state, and foundation grants. Her research has been cited in U.S. Supreme Court decisions. She obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Denver and the Université René Descartes in Paris, France. Dr. Goodman has served on the faculty of the University of Denver, the State University of New York, and the University of Oslo, Norway. She has consulted with numerous governments and agencies throughout the world on policies and research concerning children.
Chicago Childhood Survey
Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis
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