David C Witherington
- Dynamic Systems and Metatheory
- Emotional development in infancy and early childhood
- Cognitive development in infancy and early childhood
- Development of fear of the dark in preschoolers
- Development of perception and action relations in infancy
- Witherington, D. C. (in press). On the need to seriously challenge the empiricist side of the nativist-empiricist debate. Research in Human Development.
- Witherington, D. C., & Heying, S. (in press). The study of process and the nature of explanation in developmental science. Review of General Psychology.
- Witherington, D. C. (2015). Dynamic systems in developmental science. In W. F. Overton & P. C. M. Molenaar (Vol. Eds.) & R. M. Lerner (Ed.-in-Chief), Handbook of child psychology and developmental science. Vol. 1: Theory & method (7th ed., pp. 63-112). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Witherington, D. C. (2014). Self-organization and explanatory pluralism: Avoiding the snares of reductionism in developmental science. Research in Human Development, 11, 22-36.
- Harriger, J. A., Witherington, D. C., & Bryan, A. D. (2014). Eating pathology in female gymnasts: Potential risk and protective factors. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 11, 501-508.
- Dahl, A., Campos, J. J., Anderson, D. I., Uchiyama, I., Witherington, D. C., Ueno, M., Lejeune, L., & Barbu-Roth, M. (2013). The epigenesis of wariness of heights. Psychological Science, 24, 1361-1367.
- Witherington, D. C., & Heying, S. (2013). Embodiment and agency: Toward a holistic synthesis for developmental science. In R. M. Lerner & J. B. Benson (Eds.), Advances in child development and behavior, Vol. 44:Embodiment and Epigenesis: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Understanding the Role of Biology within the Relational Developmental System Part A: Philosophical, Theoretical, and Biological Dimensions (pp. 161-192). Oxford: Elsevier Inc Academic Press.
- Margett, T. E., & Witherington, D. C. (2011). The nature of preschoolers’ concept of living and artificial objects. Child Development, 82, 2067-2082.
- Witherington, D. C., & Margett, T. E. (2011). How conceptually unified is the dynamic systems approach to the study of psychological development? Child Development Perspectives, 5, 286-290.
- Witherington, D. C. (2011). Taking emergence seriously: The centrality of circular causality for dynamic systems approaches to development. Human Development, 54, 66-92.
PSY 220: Developmental Psychology (undergraduate)
PSY 324: Infant Development (undergraduate)
PSY 373: Psychology of Horror (undergraduate)
PSY 450: Development and Evolution (undergraduate)
PSY 507: Teaching Seminar in Psychology (graduate)
PSY 521: Advanced Developmental Psychology (graduate)
Developmental processes of personality and coping, especially related to major life changes (e.g. divorce, going from grade school to middle school, etc.)
Likelihood of accepting a new student in 2016: High