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Matt Dykas

Associate Professor, Department Chair

402A Mahar

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By appointment


Matthew Dykas is a developmental psychologist whose expertise and theoretical interests lie in the area of children's and adolescents' social and emotional development. His current research program focuses 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.


Post-Doc, Family Violence and Child Maltreatment, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, 2007
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Maryland, 2006
MA, Developmental Psychology, University of Maryland, 2003
BA, Psychology and Religious Studies, Fairfield University, 2000

Classes taught

PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology
PSY 290 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 320 - Developmental Psychology
PSY 426 - Development and Interpersonal Relationships