Tricia Striano Skoler, PhD

is an award-winning researcher and professor. Author of over 120 research papers on infant social cognitive neuroscience, she is author of Doing Developmental Research (Guilford Press) and Editor of Social Cognition: Development, Neuroscience and Autism (Wiley Press). She obtained her Ph.D. from Emory University (Psychology-Cognition & Development) and BA from the College of the Holy Cross and Habilitation from University Osnabrueck, Germany.

In 2004, The Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation named Striano Skoler a recipient of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Germany’s most prestigious award for young scientists.

She founded the Cultural Ontogeny Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the Neuro-cognition and Development Group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

In 2010, Tricia Striano Skoler received the Sanctae Crusis Award, the highest non-degree accolade that the College of the Holy Cross bestows on alumni. She serves on the Editorial Board of Infant Behavior and Development (Elsevier), as a Research Ambassador for Germany though the German Academic Exchange, on the Undergraduate Committee of the International Society for Infant Studies and Graduate Faculty at University Rome.

Striano Skoler has taught Research Methods, Developmental Research Methods, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Development and Digital Entrepreneurship and Start-up Management. She has supervised dozens of award winning honors theses, MA theses, and PhD theses nationally and internationally.

Key areas: Cognitive Development, Entrepreneurship, Design, Real Estate, IO Psychology, Environmental Psychology


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