Ross Thompson Journal Author Spotlight
What More Has Been Learned? The Science of Early Childhood Development 15 Years After From Neurons to Neighborhoods
Dr. Thompson profiles what scientists have learned about the developing brain, the growth of thinking and learning, the effects of early stress, and the importance of relationships to young children’s development.
About Ross Thompson
Ross Thompson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, was recently named Board President of ZERO TO THREE. His expertise focuses on early personality and socio-emotional development in the context of close relationships. Dr. Thompson’s current projects focus on the development of emotion regulation in preschoolers, depressive symptomatology in relation to maternal self-efficacy and infant-mother interaction, and toddlers’ social and emotional sensitivity to need in others.
Emotional Availability as a Framework for Understanding the Quality of Parent-Child Relationships