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Carol K Sigelman Faculty Member

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Carol Sigelman has been on the GW faculty since 1992 and before that at Texas Tech University, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Arizona. Affiliated with the Applied Social Psychology graduate program, she is a developmental psychologist who authors a life-span human development textbook currently in its 10th edition. She studies understandings of physical and mental health among children and adolescents and has conducted NIH-funded research projects on children’s beliefs and attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS and other diseases and on their theories of how alcohol and cocaine use affect brain and behavior. She also investigates the implications of continuing communication in military families during deployments and parent-child communication more general. She served GW as associate vice president (for research and graduate studies, and then for academic affairs and graduate studies) from 1996 to 2009 and as chair of the Department of Psychology from 2014-2018. She is a Fellow of the Association on Psychological Science.

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