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Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

Martha Pott

Senior Lecturer

Martha Pott

Senior Lecturer

Phone 617-627-5020
105 College Avenue Medford, MA
Ph.D., Tufts University
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Personal and social development; biological & evolutionary roots of human development

Research Interests: 

Biological and evolutionary substrates of human development
The role of eye-contact in social development

Selected Publications and Presentations: 

Rothbaum, F., Pott, M., Azuma, H., Miyake, H., & Weisz, J. (2000). The development of close relationships in Japan and the U.S.: Paths of symbiotic harmony and generative tension. Child Development, 71, 1121-1142.

Rothbaum, F., Pott, M., Azuma, H., Miyake, H., & Weisz, J. (2000). Trade-offs in the study of culture and development: Theories, methods, and values. Child Development, 71, 1159-1161.

Rothbaum, F., Weisz, J., Pott, M., Morelli, G., & Miyake, H. (2000). Attachment and culture: Security in the United States and Japan. American Psychologist, 55, 1093-1104.

Rothbaum, F., Morelli, G., Pott, M., & Liu, Y. (2000). Immigrant-Chinese and Euro-American parents' physical closeness with young children: Themes of family relatedness. Journal of Family Psychology, 14, 334-348.

Rothbaum, F., Schneider-Rosen, K., Pott, M., & Beatty, M. (1995). Early parent-child relationships and later problem behavior: A longitudinal study. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 41, 133-151.

Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CSHD 061: Personal and Social Development
CSHD 161: Advanced Personal & Social Development
CSHD 143: Biological and Evolutionary Roots of Human Development
CSHD 169: Social & Emotional Development in School Settings
CSHD 202: Master's Pro-Seminar
CSHD 203: Master's Internship Seminar