Matthew Dykas

Area of expertise: 
Topic description: 

Children's social and emotional development with regard to attachment and caregiving processes

Biography: 

Post-doctoral fellowship: University of New Hampshire, Family Research Laboratory, NIMH Research Fellowship

Doctorate: University of Maryland, Ph.D., developmental psychology

Master's: University of Maryland, M.A., developmental psychology

Bachelor's: Fairfield University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, psychology and religious studies

Research interests: Children's and adolescents' social and emotional development, currently focusing principally on understanding how children and adolescents cognitively represent their experiences in close social relationships and how such cognitive representations are connected to the ways in which these individuals process social information and behave towards others