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Jennifer Harriger
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 240
Phone: (310) 506-4128
Fax: (310) 506-7271

  • B.S., Biology, West Chester University, 2000
  • M.S., Clinical and Health Psychology, Drexel University, 2002
  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of New Mexico, 2009
  • Child Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Foundations of Psychology
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year, 2008
  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2004
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Academy for Eating Disorders, co-chair of the athletes and eating disorders special interest group
  • Society for Research in Child Development
Academic Interests:
  • Child-Clinical Psychology
  • Development of Body Image
  • Eating Disorders and Obesity in Children and Adolescents
Selected Works:
  • Witherington, D.C., Campos, J.J., Harriger, J.A., Bryan, C., & Margett, T.E. (in press). Emotion and its development in infancy. In G. Bremner (Ed.), Blackwell handbook of infant development. Cambridge: Blackwell
  • Witherington, D.C. & Crichton, J.A. (2007). Frameworks for Understanding Emotions and their Development: Functionalist and Dynamic Systems Approaches. Emotion 7(3), 628-637.