Genetics, Social Class, and Education in Child Development (Elliot Tucker Drob PhD)

Genetics, Social Class, and Education in Child Development (Elliot Tucker Drob PhD)

Project Description

Elliot Tucker-Drob received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He has held fellowships at Harvard Medical School and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

Dr. Tucker-Drob’s research focuses on psychological development across the life course. He is particularly interested in the developmental pathways by which genes and social and educational environments combine and interact to produce changes in personality, cognitive abilities, and academic achievement. He is also interested in the effects of aging on cognitive functioning, and in factors that can potentially exacerbate or protect against the cognitive deficits that adults typically encounter as they grow older. Finally, Dr. Tucker-Drob is interested in the construction, evaluation, and application of multivariate quantitative methods for developmental, behavioral genetic, and individual differences research.

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