Developmental Research Center (Goodman)

Gail Goodman's research falls into two major areas: memory development and children's abilities and experiences as victim/witnesses. She is also currently studying the effects of child abuse on emotional adjustment/psychopathology.

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Research Topics

Memory Development

Professor Goodman’s memory development work explores theoretical issues concerning the relation between trauma and memory, attachment and memory, and semantic associates and memory, as well as the relation between emotion and memory.

Children's Abilities as Victim/Witnesses

Professor Goodman’s research focuses on children's ability to provide testimony about events they have experienced or witnessed, especially events related to child abuse, and on the psychological effects on children of legal and social service involvement.