WEndy Troop-Gordon, Ph.D.
A native of Atlanta, Dr. Troop-Gordon has been a peer relations researcher for nearly two decades. A graduate of University of Michigan (B.S. Psychology, 1994) and University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana (M.S., PhD Educational Psychology, 1999, 2002), Dr. Troop-Gordon has extensively published on peer relationships in childhood and adolescence.
Broadly speaking, Wendy’s interest lies at the intersection between children’s social cognitions, relational experiences, and psychological and emotional adjustment. More specifically, she is interested in: (a) how cognitive processes (e.g., attentional biases, relational schemas, self-perceptions) contribute to behavioral problems that underlie difficulties in forming positive relationships with peers, (b) how social cognitive biases resulting from problematic relational experiences contribute to adjustment problems, and (c) what contextual factors influence children’s ability to form positive relationships with peers, their emotional well being, and their school adjustment.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Peer relationships in childhood and adolescence
• Developmental psychopathology
• Social cognition
• Stress response systems
• Teacher-child relationships