Rebecca Shiner

Rebecca Shiner is Professor of Psychological Science at Colgate University, where she has taught since 1999. Her research centers on personality development in children, adolescents, and young adults, including stability and change in personality traits and the influence of personality on positive life outcomes and the emergence of psychological disorders, particular personality disorders. She is a Fellow of both the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science.

Alessandra Schneider

Psychologist graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1993. Specialist in Perinatal Health, Early Childhood Education and Development. Master Degree on Psychology, with focus on early childhood development community-based programs. Training in Management and Designing of Social Programs and Policies at the Interamerican Institute for Social Development, in Washington-DC; and in Child Development and Interventions at the International Centre of Child Health, University of London, England.

Herbert Scheithauer

In 1997 Degree in Psychology (Diploma) at University of Bremen, Germany; Post-Graduate PhD scholarship by "Kommission für Forschungsplanung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs (FNK)" at University of Bremen. 1999-2004 Research Fellow at "Zentrum für Klinische Psychologie und Rehabilitation" (ZKPR), University of Bremen. Until February 2001 Staff Member at "Kinderschutzzentrum des Deutschen Kinderschutzbundes e.V. (Landesverband Bremen) ". In 2003 PhD in Psychology at University of Bremen.

Thomas Saïas

I am a Professor of Community Psychology at the University of Quebec. I have been working in the field of early childhood prevention for the last 15 years. In France, I have developed several public-orientated services of prevention (CAPEDP, PANJO, Petits pas Grands pas) which were the first interventions based on research ever led in the country. In Quebec and in France, I am involved in several research projects aiming to identify the facilitators for the success of public (governmental) preventative interventions.

Brent Roberts

Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D. from University of California Berkeley in 1994 in personality psychology and worked at the University of Tulsa until 1999 when he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois, where he is a Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar.

William Revelle

William Revelle has been a professor of psychology at Northwestern University since 1973 where he directs the graduate program in personality psychology. He has been chairman of the department of psychology for 9 years. His teaching and research emphasizes that personality is the last refuge of the generalist in psychology and that personality theorists need to collaborate with cognitive, social, clinical and biologically oriented psychologists as well as economists, political scientists and statisticians.

Diana Rauner

Diana Mendley Rauner is President of Start Early (formerly the Ounce of Prevention Fund), a public-private partnership serving at-risk children and their families from before birth to age five. Start Early advocates for programs and policies that benefit young children and families; provides training to early childhood professionals in Illinois; and engages in rigorous research and evaluation projects that contribute to best practices throughout the early childhood field.

Sharon Ramey

Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D., currently holds the positions of Distinguished Research Scholar at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech, and Adjunct Professor of Human Science at Georgetown University. She is a developmental scientist who studies the multiple biosocial and environmental influences on prenatal and early child development, the transition to school and academic achievement, family dynamics, and inter-generational vitality and competence.

Elizabeth Pungello

Elizabeth Pungello, Ph.D., is a Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, a Research Associate Professor in the Developmental Psychology Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Mentor Faculty member at the Center for Developmental Science. Her current research focuses on early care and education environments and school readiness skills of at-risk children.

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