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Cynthia Garcia CollCynthia Garcia Coll, Ph.D.

Robinson and Barstow Professor of Education, Psychology and Pediatrics

Professor Garcia Coll's areas of specialization include high risk populations, minority populations, socio-cultural influences on development, infant development, and interactions between mother and infant. Presently, her scholarship is largely focused on the role of race and ethnicity on children's development. Professor Garcia Coll has been specifically working on the role of culture, acculturation, and different sources of oppression (i.e., poverty, racism, and discrimination) in shaping human development. She is currently working in three main areas: completing her longitudinal study of children of immigrants, developing a new area of research on acculturation, and research on early sex differentiation.

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1982
Personality and Developmental Psychology

M.A. University of Florida, 1977
Developmental Psychology

B.A. University of Puerto Rico, 1974
Psychology and Biology

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