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Tia Murphy

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Professor Tia Murphy is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on how children’s attachment to their caregivers affects many aspects of their emotional and social lives.

  • B.A., Widener University, 2005
  • M.S., Lehigh University, 2008
  • Ph.D., Lehigh University, 2011
  • Attachment
  • Empathy, guilt, forgiveness, jealousy
  • Cognitive biases of relationships
  • Mother-child conflict
  • Life-Span Development
  • Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology:  Social and Personality Development
  • Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology:  Attachment Theory & Research
  • Childhood around the World
  • Prosocial and Moral Behavior
  • General Psychology
  • Statistics & Research Design

We are currently conducting a study examining the emotional development of preschool children. 

Students: Email or stop by to see how you can become a research assistant!

Parents: If you have a child between the ages of 3 1/2 and 5, please call/email me for more information about participating!